Sony’s Deal For Call Of Duty Only Includes One More Game
When Call of Duty launches on PlayStation consoles later this year, it’s going to be the last one. At least, the last one of the current contract.
As revealed from a poorly redacted document unsealed during the Microsoft vs FTC court case, Sony’s current contract with Activision for Call of Duty ends in 2024. However, that contract doesn’t include the 2024 Call of Duty game.
“[T]he last game covered by the contract is aCall of Duty title to be released in late 2023,” the document reads.
Microsoft has offered Sony a 10-year contract for the franchise to remain on the platform should the acquisition go through. However, Sony rejected the offer.
As part of the poorly redacted documents, it was revealed that Call of Duty has made over $27 billion in its lifetime. In addition to that, it was claimed that Call of Duty has somewhere between 7-10 million active users. It’s also claimed that “about 1 million users spent 100% of their gaming time on Call of Duty” in 2021.
Despite the end of the contract, Activision says it plans to still bring the game to PlayStation with or without a new contract. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said on Thursday that Call of Duty isn’t a console exclusive because the company doesn’t want to “alienate 100 million monthly active players”.
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