Jaxon Gaming News » Gaming News » Microsoft won’t make Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive
Gaming News

Microsoft won’t make Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive

call of duty modern warfare 2

It’s been a long year for gamers.

The beginning of the year brought a massive Destiny 2 expansion, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West and much more. It doesn’t stop there, though, as the rest of the year is looking to be as eventful as the first half.

You know who else it’s been a long year for? Microsoft, more specifically, Microsoft post their acquisition of indie company Activision Blizzard.

After shocking the gaming world by spending $68.7 billion to acquire the notorious company, Microsoft has found itself having to deal with a lot of questions.

Microsoft

These questions have come from everyone and, to be more specific, the industry as a whole is wondering what’s next. Acquiring top dollar producer, Call of Duty, for your platform must mean the Xbox maker wants to reap all the money for themselves.

Right?

Well, Microsoft is saying otherwise.

“Exclusivity wouldn’t be profitable”

Most recently, Microsoft has found itself on the defensive end of the acquisition. In a letter to the New Zealand Commerce Commission, the company stated that Activision doesn’t make “must-own titles“.

Sony thought otherwise as the PlayStation developer seems to believe that Call of Duty is indeed a must-own. Along with that, Sony fears that Microsoft could make Call of Duty exclusive and shift the market.

Infinity Ward

Microsoft has gone on to quell those fears by saying that making Call of Duty exclusive to their console wouldn’t be profitable.

When it comes to making games exclusive, the money made from a title is cut down. Yes Xbox would make a ton from making it exclusive, but CoD on all console enlarges the income.

Why cut down your income when you can make so much more if your game is on all platforms? Makes sense right?

However, the ulterior motive behind it is where it gets fuzzy.

Microsoft is the creator of the wildly successful GamePass. Most games enter a deal to become a “Day 1” GamePass title for Xbox/PC thus encouraging players to sub to the service.

Xbox

Sony is trying to implement that similar system now, but they don’t own CoD. It’ll continue to release at full price on PlayStation until otherwise specified.

Why spend full retail on CoD when you can subscribe to GamePass?

It seems like there’s a possibility that Microsoft is playing 3D Chess right now. The deal to keep CoD on PlayStation ends after Modern Warfare 2.

We’ll see what the future holds for the franchise. For now though, PlayStation gamers are safe.

Read Also
Microsoft says it offered PlayStation a 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty
A New York Times report has revealed that Microsoft offered PlayStation a ...
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 release information
Come and check out all the Warzone 2.0 information!
Stake.us Promo
Is Call of Duty killing the Arizona Cardinals? Kyler Murray, Cardinals 0-2 since MW2 release
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was recently released to critical acclaim ...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 physical sales up over 40% compared with Vanguard
It's that time of the year folks. Call of Duty is here, ...
Microsoft announces Xbox Elite Series 2 Core
Xbox has announced the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core, a ...
Latest News
Did NattyNatt really stream snipe at NNO Cup? We answer
League of Legends streamer and former pro Isak ...
Will Apex Legends Mobile return after what happened?
Apex Legends Mobile has been gone for years, ...
When is the release date for Crownfall Part 3 in Dota 2?
Valve is already dropping hints about the release ...
CS2 players and pros rage over rubber banding issues
The CS2 community has put up with a ...
The only way to change your name in Valorant explained
After signing up, it’s normal for players to ...
Three easy ways to show FPS in CS2
FPS is everything in Counter-Strike 2, and luckily ...
Here’s how many orientation matches you need in Apex Legends
Apex Legends is difficult to master, but orientation ...
How to set up a 1v1 in CS2 in 60 seconds
Despite being a team-based shooter, some folks just ...
CS2 Austin Major announced for 2025, where are tickets?
The CS2 Major series will finally return to ...
Outsmart Twitch and use Adblock with our handy guide
Is Adblock even possible for Twitch? Yes, but ...

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

21+NCPGGamblers Anonymous
Close
Don't Miss The Best Offers This Month
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to Stake.us
Get Bonus
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
1.75M WOW Coins + 35 Free Sweepstake Coins
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to Wow Vegas
Get Bonus
High5Casino
High5Casino Bonus
5 Sweeps Coins + 250 Game Coins + 600 Diamonds
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to High5Casino
Get Bonus
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site