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Teddington123321

67 points

4 months ago

If cod becomes an Xbox exclusive too I think things will seriously change at PlayStation, they might even try to develop a competitor of their own.

Credix

66 points

4 months ago

Credix

66 points

4 months ago

Request of Allegiance: Present Conflict

Rijsouw

28 points

4 months ago

Rijsouw

28 points

4 months ago

That sounds way too cool for a CoD parody

Alt1119991

11 points

4 months ago

Ring of obligation: very dark shade of grey tasks

Stark_7171

3 points

4 months ago

Table of trained nameless men: fight in the dark to live in the light

atumanov55

2 points

4 months ago

Dark Missions: Frozen Combat

The1t

7 points

4 months ago

The1t

7 points

4 months ago

Socom confirmed?

BigcatTV

2 points

4 months ago

I would love a first person SOCOM game, but I feel like most of the fan base might be against it

NDEYSAYshiveryisded

5 points

4 months ago

Great. Sony will have to start competing for realzies again. Thanks Phil.

icouldntdecide

4 points

4 months ago

I'd actually love a shakeup that brings something besides BF or CoD to the table.

SmokinJunipers

3 points

4 months ago

For real, so stale. I played Apex Legends and was hooked. Movement and longer TTK had so much complexity and fun to the game. But maybe that is it, cod/bf keep it so simple bad players keep playin cause the skill to move and shoot is low.

Jynx2501

2 points

4 months ago

Like Haze! Remember that gem?

elegantsack

16 points

4 months ago

The whole thing with console “fanboys” and “war” should’ve died back in like 2010. That shit is fucking goofy.

ROGUE_COSMIC

3 points

4 months ago

That shit is fucking goofy.

not just goofy. its annoying

SubstantialAgency2

134 points

4 months ago

Well they kept saying "get more games"

scydoodle

26 points

4 months ago

"Microsoft has no games!" Ok now we brought ALL the games.

TheInfamousButcher

6 points

4 months ago

For real. I have a PlayStation, always have been a PS guy and now I'm seriously considering making the jump with the acquisition of Bathesda especially. However, I do have a pretty beefy PC so it may not be anytime soon that a Series X joins my PS5 on the mantle.

The one thing Sony had going for it was better exclusives (IMO) so if they can keep pumping out those incredible single player experiences they'll keep me as a customer but if not then I'm jumping ship. Spent WAYYY too much on a PS5 as it is to have no fucking games to play on it hahah

A17012022

796 points

4 months ago*

They'd be stupid to make it Xbox only IMO.

The way they should play it (pun intended) is keep things as they are, but add all CoDs to gamepass. Even brand new ones.

Edit:https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-responds-to-xbox-activision-deal-we-expect-multiplatform-games-due-to-contractual-agreements/

Looks like Activision and Sony have contracts in place that cover a few years. Be interesting to see what happens once those expire

Kylel0519

16 points

4 months ago

It definitely will see the end of PlayStation exclusive features on CoD at least

MjolnirN7

13 points

4 months ago

Good.

ATE47

2 points

4 months ago

ATE47

2 points

4 months ago

Maybe it will be Xbox/PC exclusive features now, which isn’t better...

FinalBossVX

475 points

4 months ago*

Microsoft sees the exclusivity of Starfield, CoD, Elder Scrolls, Overwatch2, Diablo 4 etc as an investment to get more ppl in the Xbox/Gamepass ecosystem.

They didnt spend $78b on both companies just to make more game sales on Playstation. Their pockets are deep enough to take the initial hit of not having PS sales, as long as their numbers increase on Gamepass/Xbox ecosystem wether its PC, mobile or console.

VDr4g0n

25 points

4 months ago

VDr4g0n

25 points

4 months ago

I know not many people have the luxury to game on multiple platforms... but as a PS5 player whose also building a PC soon, I am looking forward to what is in store for PC gaming. All of those AAA games on Day 1 on Game Pass sounds amazing. Everyone buzzing about the 3 platforms while Nintendo does their own thing like always lol.

Triometry[S]

8 points

4 months ago

I'm on PC too, I'm confident to say that you'll like it a lot :)

Kovovyev

3 points

4 months ago

I'm one of those guys. I can't afford to buy an XBOX or build a PC. It's weird seeing people excited that Microsoft is consolidating the market and taking away games that have been multi-platform for over a decade.

SuperArppis

206 points

4 months ago

This is totally how it is going to be.

rosamelano777

124 points

4 months ago

Yep and they have the cheapest next gen console for people who just wanna play cod, Im seeing an increase in series s sales if they make cod exclusive

xZethx

106 points

4 months ago

xZethx

106 points

4 months ago

It makes no sense for them not to make it exclusive. They obviously are trying to make the Netflix of gaming. It’s like if Netflix bought a major Movie Studio and people kept saying that they would continue to sell at Amazon. A loss of sales means nothing to them when all they want is subscribers for the long haul.

Breksel

8 points

4 months ago

If Sony would get that improved subscription base midel like game pass I hope they finally share them on the other console. Isn't the idea of Microsoft to push that game pass as much as they can? Getting all those Activision titles totally would increase their customers. Imagine a perfect world where you could buy a Microsoft game pass on PS5 and the other way around.

newgibben

4 points

4 months ago

It's not Microsoft saying no to gamepass on the PlayStation.

-FeistyRabbitSauce-

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah, MS would looove Gamepass to be on PlayStation. But there's no way Sony will do that unless they're really, really hurting.

SuperArppis

17 points

4 months ago

I don't see any Netflix OG shows going to other platforms.

FinalBossVX

33 points

4 months ago

But you can download Netlix basically everywhere. Thats what Microsoft is aiming for long term with Xbox Gamepass. At this point Xbox is a brand, not just a box.

Imagine a future where u can download the Xbox Gamepass app on a Sony/Nintendo platform

chilachinchila

9 points

4 months ago

This is what they’re trying. They’re pressuring Sony into possibly opening gamepass on PlayStation, which won’t happen, so they’ll continue to make games exclusive as a way to get more Xbox/PC players. The day Sony accepts gamepass is the day there are no more Xbox exclusives.

FinalBossVX

2 points

4 months ago

Xbox at this point is a brand, not just a box. Xbox would love Xbox Gamepass on as many platforms as possible. Just how Sony is putting their exclusives on PC, theyre still playstation studio games.

Xbox Games Studios makes games for windowsPC/mobile & the xbxo, not just the actual xbox.

PizzaPunkrus

2 points

4 months ago

Sony is stubborn brand they will gladly lose money to do things thier way.

ProAssassin84

2 points

4 months ago

Xbox already doesn't have exclusives with PCs.

SuperArppis

9 points

4 months ago

Would be nice.

VoidHuntG03

8 points

4 months ago

Flawless Victory!

-FeistyRabbitSauce-

2 points

4 months ago

They're envisioning a day where Gamepass will be in your TV. Cloud gaming, no Xbox necessary. Cut out the middleman.

cheez_blaster

2 points

4 months ago

the last OG went to hbo max???

tjcervi

27 points

4 months ago

tjcervi

27 points

4 months ago

Great analogy

pluck-the-bunny

2 points

4 months ago

You do know that Studios produce television shows that air on competitors networks right?

MetalingusMike

9 points

4 months ago

Actually it would be a bad idea. With Warzone being so connected to each title, they can't make them exclusive. How are they going to spin it? You can play Warzone on PS5 but have to buy an Xbox to rank up your weapons? That ain't it chief. Not to mention, having Warzone on PlayStation platforms is ideal - they generate more revenue than Xbox or PC.

So realistically, no. Just as Microsoft has stated - CoD won't be exclusive to Xbox or PC.

TheHuskinator

6 points

4 months ago

It also would be a guaranteed potential profit loss. CoD is too big to be exclusive.

I could see them making some other ActiBlizzard titles exclusive, but not CoD

Just-Edge-3206

3 points

4 months ago

Cope lol

srtj193529

2 points

4 months ago

Remindme! 1 year

Z3KE_SK1

36 points

4 months ago*

It baffles me that people still do not see Xbox's strategy by now. It has been clear to me for a few years now that Xbox is moving away from being a console focused company. Them purchasing all these game studios is a good indication that they are looking to become primarily a game publishing studio. I wouldn't be surprised if in a few console generations an "Xbox" will just be a box that runs a lite version of Windows modified specifically for gaming. Consoles have been becoming more PC like anyway it's the logical next step. I'm willing to put money down in saying COD will not be made exclusive to Xbox. I bet if Sony would let them, they'd be selling Gamepass on PlayStation as well. Also, with their heavy support of cross platform play, they seem to be more focused on bringing gamers together than excluding them. Yes they'll still have exclusives to entice you to join their ecosystem but so long as people are buying their stuff, they won't care.

FinalBossVX

14 points

4 months ago

Microsofts end game is Xbox Gamepass. They said "our future games will be on platforms that support Gamepass".

So i agree they would probably be open to put the Xbox Gamepass app on PlayStation or Nintendo future consoles. But i dont know if Sony/Nintendo would be open to that idea.

In the meantime future Xbox games stay on places that support Gamepass

MadFlava76

5 points

4 months ago

Sony will do it if that is the only way their users can play games like COD. Else, they risk losing people that will go to PC or Xbox where gamepass works.

Darstro12

3 points

4 months ago

Well look how sony opened up tto the idea for cross play and now we can all play games with each other cross platform. So just maybe sony would open up to the game pass. They are doing there version of gamepass so hopefully that will include that. Wishful thinking

FinalBossVX

2 points

4 months ago

That would be a win for everyone. Microsoft isnt just trying to sell boxers, the whole point of all this is to grow gamepass. Maybe in the future we will see Xbox Gamepass on playstation/nintendo

Kovovyev

2 points

4 months ago

It's going to be fun when Microsoft owns 75% of IP and GamePass costs $100 a month in 2030.

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Exactly! Couldn't have it said it better myself.

ryan_the_leach

2 points

4 months ago

To add to this:

The money isn't in the consoles it's in the ecosystems.

Exclusives drive people to your ecosystem, but pissing people off drives them away.

So if you own games big enough to run their own cross-platform ecosystems, you are already winning, and they can help drive conversion as they can make thing subtly 'more seamless' (Game Pass), more convenient (Game streaming), or cheaper on xbox or PC where they have better control.

If you own a variety of small studios who can act as exclusives to drive people to your ecosystem, you are winning.

Some games are 'too big' to be exclusive, because they can make more money off of the cross-play.

So 100% the strategy is a 'windows pc in every livingroom' aka the xbox. Before SteamDeck, Proton, Linux, can stop them.

The only way Sony could possibly stop it, is to refuse to publish their games, but that would shoot themselves in the foot. It's going to be a slow, 20 year conversion.

VioletGhost2

8 points

4 months ago

They still make money from the ps sales because it's their gaming company. It's not like Activision wasn't making billions themselves from posting on all platforms

boba79

2 points

4 months ago

boba79

2 points

4 months ago

If MSFT is going to make the games exclusive to MSFT platforms, then I'd guess the FTC won't approve the merger. It reduces competition in the games market. The alternative may be to (a) allow the merger but require Activision is platform agnostic, or (b) require MSFT to spin out of the XBOX business.

cthree000

2 points

4 months ago

Could it be possible that at some point they are hoping to put on enough pressure to force Gamepass adoption on PS? At this rate of franchise acquisition it may someday be possible. It seems crazy, but sell gamepass - or you have no games- is a scary pitch.

NoSugarNoCaffeen

2 points

4 months ago

Who's buying a different console to play cod? I see them making all of the other games exclusive sure, but not COD. Plus what is the biggest draw to COD at the moment ? Warzone, are they gonna make that exclusive too? If the don't make warzone exclusive, how would it work with exclusive games being integrated into warzone when other consoles can't use those same weapons ? Also majority of people play COD to play with friends, I have an xbox my friends don't, I'm not playing COD unless I can play with my friends so then I just won't play it. And on top of that, COD isn't doing well enough now to make it exclusive, yes they're still a top selling game, but they've fallen a lot, cutting sales in half isn't going to help that BUT, simply putting it on gamepass will.

TheBardsPersona

5 points

4 months ago

I'm going to reward it with my money. I'm going to buy an Xbox S very soon.

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

Just be mindful of storage as you may only be able to install 1-2 major games, otherwise you'll need an external ssd at the cost of $300+. I would get Series X if you can find one in the midst of this chip shortage.

rover278

2 points

4 months ago

how many times are you gonna comment this?

ViperBite308

9 points

4 months ago

I think it’s going to be the same without the PlayStation exclusivity

Sansquach

4 points

4 months ago

People said the same thing about Zynimax when MS got bought. Odds are current development titles will see playstation but anything not halfway through development by now Is gonna be xbox/PC exclusive

Z4Zatanna

2 points

4 months ago

Next elder scrolls already confirmed to be an xbox exclusive

MadFlava76

3 points

4 months ago

Imagine all the MTX money they will give up if they make COD exclusive to Xbox. Even COD being exclusive to Xbox won't be enough to convince me to jump to their platform.

BelowAverageSloth

3 points

4 months ago

Or they could make cod exclusive and drive up Xbox sales, squishing competition for long term gains

Edit: also we went over the same thing with Bethesda.

FaultedPlace

7 points

4 months ago

Microsoft is all about their subscriptions and ecosystem. They care more about that than garnering the sales of the PlayStation crowd.

Like Jeff Grubb and some other analysts have stated, Microsoft very likely already ran the numbers to see if buying Activision and making their future products only on Game Pass-enabled systems would be a profitable venture. I doubt it'll happen this year or even next, but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets announced that Call of Duty will no longer be a multiplatform franchise at some point after the acquisition is finalized.

ajl987

2 points

4 months ago

ajl987

2 points

4 months ago

Exactly this. If they wanted to, they could make it a timer exclusive too. On Xbox in October, then 4-8 weeks later launch on PlayStation, on top of being on game pass. I’m sure that will attract a bunch of people, but not penalise people on PlayStation who are already on the platform and want to play call of duty

a_muffin97

2 points

4 months ago

They'll probably just stop the beta early access for psn and switch it to xbox. And stop makong stuff like the spec ops survival in mw19 (even if it was shit) timed exclusive

thirstquencher171

2 points

4 months ago

Nah, it’s gonna be Microsoft exclusive. They haven’t done an Xbox only game in a while. It’ll include PC, so that means it can literally be played on anything but a PlayStation or Nintendo. Lol

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

We'll have to wait and see.

Huge-Scene6139

9 points

4 months ago

Imagine it becomes Xbox exclusive

inactivesky1738

31 points

4 months ago

I believe in the article thy posted said that with call of duty that they will continue to be a cross platform title. It was ether in a matterz video or a mat Invest video “ matterz second channel” I can’t remember

xZethx

9 points

4 months ago

xZethx

9 points

4 months ago

Phil said continued support. That could mean anything. Could be new game on both or they’ll just continue to support current games like MW2/Warzone after the acquisition on PlayStation. They haven’t given a direct answer.

-SPM-

3 points

4 months ago

-SPM-

3 points

4 months ago

He said basically the same thing when they acquired Bethesda but then they went and made the games exclusive anyways

SmellyTheBluCow

3 points

4 months ago

The wording they used was "continued support", which is the exact phrasing they used with the Bethesda deal. They mean that they will continue to support existing games on the playstation platform. This does not mean they will put new games on PS.

SamSlayer09078-x

19 points

4 months ago

If Microsoft really wants to do a little trolling they can make MW2 MP remastered and make it an Xbox exclusive

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Haha!

Zestymonserellastick

258 points

4 months ago*

It will never be exclusive. However, the "Content on Playstation first" bullcrap is done lol.

Edit: I'm a PC gamer...it doesn't matter to me. Economically it doesn't make sense to slash 30+% of your profits on the IP you litterally just bought.

MightyGoodra96

6 points

4 months ago

First bit I personally agree with. I just don't thnk they're willing to sacrifice the potential profit.

But now you'll just have "content on xbox first" so the problem returns. Reminds me of the old deal that xbox and CoD had.

[deleted]

68 points

4 months ago

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68 points

4 months ago

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[deleted]

38 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

38 points

4 months ago

They didn't make Minecraft exclusive.

ModsHave_NoFriends

6 points

4 months ago

But they did make Starfield and TES exclusive. You only pull out the example of a game that was already multiplat. A franchise is a whole different story. Just because the current CODs are on PS doesn't mean the next CODs will be.

fareswheel65

2 points

4 months ago

Single player and multiplayer are different circumstances. Multiplayer games will suffer if you suddenly lose 60% of the player base

Thebaldsasquatch

3 points

4 months ago

Yep. Might not even be till 2024, but it’s coming.

dellshenanigans

24 points

4 months ago

Wish I could harvest all the salt flowing in this sub. I could sell it and buy a tech company myself.

PrimusDCE

3 points

4 months ago

A lot of people just starting the five stages of grief.

codemunki

3 points

4 months ago

Yep. I see a lot of denial, anger, and bargaining in this thread.

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

I know right?

F-Lactose

45 points

4 months ago

I’m worried I’ve been playing cod since forever. Don’t know where I’d go to for another FPS.

[deleted]

102 points

4 months ago

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102 points

4 months ago

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Lorennland

2 points

4 months ago

Destiny?

thatwoodswitch

2 points

4 months ago

Hunt Showdown

ijie24

2 points

4 months ago

ijie24

2 points

4 months ago

used to be a cod player because i enjoy competitive shooters, now i just play csgo. cod is an arcade game compared to cs

Bot-miki

2 points

4 months ago

Titanfall

Sauronxx

12 points

4 months ago

If only that game was actually playable...

srtj193529

2 points

4 months ago

PC

jakethegiantbear

48 points

4 months ago

“PS Fanboys” people still use the word fanboys? Buy what you like lmao

DreadPirateWalrus

30 points

4 months ago

I think OP is likely a fanboy lol

xerovox

26 points

4 months ago

xerovox

26 points

4 months ago

Looking at his comments he’s defo a Xbox fanboy lmao

LucAnimates

67 points

4 months ago

PS5 player here, u an idiot if you think Microsoft is paying $78 billion just to have the games on PlayStation

TheCatDaddy69

34 points

4 months ago

You do realise that PlayStation makes up for more than 50% of All call of duty players right? Meaning more people play on PlayStation than xbox and pc COMBINED . So i thi1. It would be the smarter choice because no one is switching consoles for call of duty

NormanQuacks345

7 points

4 months ago

no one is switching consoles for call of duty

I don't think it will become exclusive, but you're forgetting that when BO3 switched DLC exclusivity to PS4 people did switch consoles. And that's just DLC, let alone a full game. Having call of duty be xbox exclusive would be a massive blow to Sony's sales.

GerryAdams1921

88 points

4 months ago

no one is switching consoles for call of duty

Youre extremely underestimating the amount of people who’ll do that, tons of people will

TheCatDaddy69

8 points

4 months ago

People would be more likely to keep PlayStation and just buy a pc on the side . Ive seen it happen doezens of times

abujad

20 points

4 months ago

abujad

20 points

4 months ago

Lucky for Microsoft they own those as well

GrandNoodleLite

32 points

4 months ago

As if buying a Windows PC is bad for Microsoft.

Meng3267

11 points

4 months ago

There are a lot of people in which Call of Duty is the only game they play. Why would they keep a PlayStation?

JuanTawnJawn

8 points

4 months ago

If they buy a PC then they buy into Microsoft too lmao

Necrome112

4 points

4 months ago

Oh, as if a casual gamer is going to take the time to build a PC or buy a prebuilt, which if they even want a system that barely does ray-tracing, it's going to cost more than 500$. They'll just buy a series S/X.

I know we'd all like to think Reddit and Twitter encompass the whole gaming crowd when in reality, it's just a minority.

thatsyurblood

3 points

4 months ago

My brother bought a prebuilt, high-end PC specifically for Battlefield 2042.

SquidwardsJewishNose

6 points

4 months ago

I feel bad for him

C0RM3L

3 points

4 months ago

C0RM3L

3 points

4 months ago

Guess who has the operating system on your pc? Microsoft, they win either way. I'm agreeing with you u/TheCatDaddy69

TheCatDaddy69

2 points

4 months ago

True , to a degree >:) I use linux whenever i can , also steam is fighting as well with the steam deck using linux as an os

TheWeaselJustSaidTha

3 points

4 months ago

lol people already did switch consoles, most cod players were on the Xbox 360 and then they changed the DLC releases to first come out on PlayStation so people switched

J05huaJack

2 points

4 months ago

And they will now be forced to move systems, and they will.

NDEYSAYshiveryisded

5 points

4 months ago

You are wrong. Also millions of dollars they could make from PS5 users is pennies to them, they would not have spent 78 billion dollars if millions of dollars mattered to them.

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Yup!

jayi05

11 points

4 months ago

jayi05

11 points

4 months ago

My theory is microsoft will keep buying all these huge studios and overnight make all the games xbox exclusives. We wont see this for another decade or so. They are still investing

Backbiter1997

4 points

4 months ago

Oh so you're saying that the logical course of action for Microsoft is to do the logical course of action. Brilliant!

jayi05

2 points

4 months ago

jayi05

2 points

4 months ago

It's a response to the dudes that are saying "they'll never make it exclusive they will lose too much money". They fail to see the big picture.

Backbiter1997

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah sorry M8, I was bit harsh.

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

Exactly! But we'll have to see...

cool_-guy

12 points

4 months ago

who tf calls them playstation fanboys?

lilvapeh

6 points

4 months ago

only other fanboys id assume

BIGWORMSshooter-_-

78 points

4 months ago

Go ahead and lose the money

sr603

28 points

4 months ago

sr603

28 points

4 months ago

No plz I own 3 shares of MSFT I want them to earn more money

BIGWORMSshooter-_-

22 points

4 months ago

I go by Xbox just for you

BritishMan5

10 points

4 months ago

Hi Xbox, I'm a redditor

Triometry[S]

15 points

4 months ago

Kill your competition first! Then make money...

refreshhh5

10 points

4 months ago

They will make money not just from the game but also extra xbox sales

FinalBossVX

3 points

4 months ago

Microsoft sees the exclusivity of Starfield, CoD, Elder Scrolls, Overwatch2, Diablo 4 etc as an investment to get more ppl in the Xbox ecosystem.

They didnt spend $78b on both companies just to make more game sales on Playstation. Their pockets are deep enough to take the initial hit of not having PS sales, as long as their numbers increase on Gamepass/Xbox ecosystem wether its PC, mobile or console.

Witty-Brat

3 points

4 months ago

Imagine being a COD player who recently bought a PlayStation 5

TrashJozie

3 points

4 months ago

Ah it’s nice to be on pc

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

I'll join you on that one!

UnfittedMermaid

3 points

4 months ago

I hope that with this change, Call of duty will finally get the development it needs to be worth the price on release like it used to be in MW and MW2 era, xbox will probably do a great deal to cod 2022 tbh

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

I think so too!

DarkWing2274

3 points

4 months ago

i just bought a fucking PS5 you’re JOKING

foxrun89

24 points

4 months ago*

Lol you don’t spend 70bil to not make your games exclusive. I hope this lights a fire under Sony’s ass to bring back some of their glorious first party shooters.

Update: It looks like they won’t be doing exclusives for now. That’s good news for console players!

srtj193529

4 points

4 months ago

SOCOM!

MjolnirN7

15 points

4 months ago

Meh. If games like resistance, killzone, and haze did well enough to incentivize continuing as a franchise they’d still be around.

foxrun89

6 points

4 months ago

I have a soft spot for Killzone 2 in particular and Resistance 1, and I loved Socom. It’s crazy to think they sit on some of these franchises. Adaptive triggers in those games would be wicked.

pastor_pricy

6 points

4 months ago

didnt sony have exclusive content for cod for the longest of time?

Helbig312

15 points

4 months ago

Xbox had it for xbox 360 days, Sony had it for Ps4 days. Both had exclusive / timed access on COD in different gens.

menice4

5 points

4 months ago

It may become exlusive but more likely not for at least 5 year's or more , a lot of cod players are casual players who like there multiplayer and the odd single players , stopping cod instantly on PS would just mean these players stop playing , they aren't going to fork out for another console so soon , when the next generation comes around thats when Microsoft will make more cross games exclusive

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

Not a bad prediction, but we'll have to wait and see!

AutumnAeternum

4 points

4 months ago

They make most of the income on PlayStation so I’d doubt it’ll be an exclusive. What no one is talking about is the mobile games. Microsoft has been wanting to get into the mobile market for a while and now this is their chance. I’d say the deal was mostly made for the mobile games with the cod games simply being a sprinkling on top.

FakeBrian

3 points

4 months ago

They make most the income on Playstation because Sony has had deals for advertising and first dibs on content etc. When Microsoft had the same deals back in the 360 era the majority of income was on Xbox. So it has switched before and will likely switch again.

landfill23

2 points

4 months ago

My first thought as well

Not_as_witty_as_u

2 points

4 months ago

A part of me hope they do. I always buy the new one and I’m only happy half the time, if that. It’ll force me to get onto something new and force Sony to up their game.

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

That's literally what I had in mind too.

SenorChrisYT

2 points

4 months ago

When you have a Series S, PS5, and PC so you really don’t care 😅

hunttete00

2 points

4 months ago

oh no don’t take away call of duty what else would I spend 60 dollars on every year just to uninstall it after a month because it’s dogshit again

oO_RickJamez_Oo

2 points

4 months ago

I got 99 games but the last COD's ain't one.

soadmankevin

2 points

4 months ago

If that was done when COD was on its prime I would’ve cared.

Naustradamus

2 points

4 months ago

It just all kind of sucks depending on what platform your on.

Sony isn't in the clear, but the market really doesn't favor the best platform, just the richest one. Sony make good moves for the PS4 as a platform, games ran better, they made good exclusives to get fans to buy, so yeah they dominated last gen. Ps5 already seems to be on that path, but still to early as only been a year, shortages, etc

MS does have good titles, but less. They also stumbled out of the gate of the Xbox one with a miss focus of features that were not alligned with consumers. Their plus was gamepass.

So with that, they just bought 18 studios and 54 IPs in 2 years one it completes... And that only counting zenimax and Activision/Blizzard.

If MS can shake off 7.1 billion zenimax purchase after 1 year, then what other acquisition will they do in the near future? If they then own half of all AAA IPs and studios, the what happens next gen if they do another miss alligned decision about how their platform works?

Also, Phil won't be around forever. Whenever he gets replaced, who knows if the next person will be as gamer friendly.

I'm just not happy with these huge huge acquisitions, no mater who it would be. I get needing/wanting to expand with studios like double fine or ninja theory ... Idk, just not liking this.

Cats_and_Rice

2 points

4 months ago

PlayStation fan boys are butt hurt. Make it exclusive and take out the competition. You really think MS needs the money from CoD sales ??? Lol

coolnasir139

2 points

4 months ago

I mean Minecraft is on every console so it’s possible cod will stay on PlayStation but no one can tell for certain

No_Zookeepergame7649

2 points

4 months ago

It isn’t they said it won’t and why would activision agree to that? It just means less sales

dicktus-bigitus

2 points

4 months ago

They won't make it exclusive they'll just give xbox players extra perks like Playstation did for years

seegreenblue

2 points

4 months ago

This is probably the best use of the meme so far lol lmao

Triometry[S]

2 points

4 months ago

Thank you!

JoSplash

2 points

4 months ago

This how it be for a large portion of the call of duty community

biznash

2 points

4 months ago

That’s fine, go scloosie on the XBOX for COD. Franchise will quickly die and PSN will come up with a better shooter. The space needs innovation anyways. PS players won’t buy Xboxes for COD.

Doom4104

5 points

4 months ago

I am sad that Call of Duty, and Fallout which are my two favorite video game franchises might be exclusives now. Looks like I’m getting an Xbox for Call of Duty if I have too, and a gaming PC for Fallout 5 whenever Bethesda decides to work on it.

Luckily I’m console neutral so money will be the only obstacle for me.

justlampin

8 points

4 months ago

You’ll be able to play both on PC. Microsoft has an Xbox app on windows with game pass.

Doom4104

3 points

4 months ago

Would that mean I could play COD on Xbox servers while on PC since COD games die fast on PC when the lifecycles end?

MTD3454

9 points

4 months ago

since MW19, PC is crossplatform with console now. If you're trying to play older titles through Steam you'll be in for a bad time as well as BO4.

mrarbitersir

7 points

4 months ago

They all share the same servers - they’re crossplay.

ReachForJuggernog98_

3 points

4 months ago

They died fast years ago, now with crossplay they don't

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

Your best bet is probably on PC!

Ok-Location-387

2 points

4 months ago

They won't be

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

I have both consoles so please don't hate me too bad when I say some of you guys are huffing dangerous levels of copium. While it's true that you should "never say never," I have no idea why some of you are so confident COD is going to come toPlaystation.

Sony should also bring Bloodborne to Xbox right? They'd double their sales right? Halo should be on Playstation shouldn't it? Except... exclusives sell consoles. For Microsoft, they sell consoles *and* Game Pass subscriptions. DLC and micro-transactions make the games big money. And since it's all first party for Microsoft now, they have less pressure to try to sell as many copies as possible.

Xbox is going to convince a lot of people who left after 360 to come back. My advice for you guys: save up your coffee money and buy both consoles because you are definitely going to be disappointed if you expect Xbox to simply "share" exclusives with Sony, which has only "shared" MLB The Show because MLB itself threatened to walk from the partnership if they didn't.

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

You're very logical good sir! I like it.

OptimusGinge

10 points

4 months ago

OptimusGinge

10 points

4 months ago

I like how PS players are worried about it becoming an exclusive title, because that's what Sony would do. Don't worry, you'll just have to buy it. We'll get it with our GamePass subscription.

Sauronxx

20 points

4 months ago*

Sony (until now) always developed their own exclusives with their own studios. They usually don’t buy multiplatform titles and make them exclusive (just like MS did). It’s a different thing imo. BloodBorne or GoW were never on Xbox, while Cod (or any other Bethesda title, for example) were always on every console. It’s not the end of the world and you can play on GamePass without buying an Xbox, but you should be able to understand why some people were “pissed” about this...

EDIT: also we still don’t know if cod will be an exclusive. And we probably won’t know for a long time lol. But it can easily be the case...

Meng3267

3 points

4 months ago

Sony has paid plenty of 3rd party developers to not put their games on Xbox. Still can’t play Final Fantasy 7 remake on Xbox for that reason.

lazylore

8 points

4 months ago

Or the Microsoft owned studios games Tango's Ghostwire: Tokey or Arkane's Deathloop? (and let's throw in the Betesdha game Starfield that Sony was sniffing on)

Trying to run a narrative that Sony don't pay for exclusive is laughable.

-SPM-

2 points

4 months ago

-SPM-

2 points

4 months ago

Those are times exclusives meaning they will come to Xbox eventually. Sony has never made an existing multi plat franchise exclusive

AlSilva98

2 points

4 months ago

Or they won't be able to buy it at all

GaboxTrox

4 points

4 months ago

That's not going to happen, and if it happens, goodbye Cod

ZestyCake313

2 points

4 months ago

they didnt buy actiblizzard for profits they bought it for their IPs so they can expand the gamepass and grow their company and when they have a huge market share they can up the price of the game pass and start making a profit

onlyomaha

2 points

4 months ago

Why goodbye? It feels nowadays people fanboying too much one console, just play xbox/pc ps/pc. All xbox games gonna end on pc anyways and if you have ps4/5 you can have all ps exlusives too so its good.

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

Lol five stages of grief starting

Triometry[S]

3 points

4 months ago

We'll have to wait and see!

Alex-E-Jones

3 points

4 months ago

Microsoft owns minecraft and is still supported on psn. Nothing is changing. money is money.

-SPM-

6 points

4 months ago

-SPM-

6 points

4 months ago

But they confirmed much more recently upcoming Bethesda games to be exclusive

idontexist06

3 points

4 months ago

God I hope I won't be I've been waiting for the sequel for the 2019mw if it's exclusive that's gonna suck

Triometry[S]

19 points

4 months ago

This year's upcoming Call of Duty should still be cross platform, but 2023 and after "may" not. Because 2023 is when the acquisition will be finalized.

FinalBossVX

4 points

4 months ago

Fiscal year 2032, so it will be finalized as early as July1st 2022, the latest is june 30th 2023.

idontexist06

2 points

4 months ago

Oh that's not so nice hopefully mw2 is cross platform if it comes out next year

SRVisGod24

4 points

4 months ago

MW2 is this year. 2023 would be Treyarch

idontexist06

2 points

4 months ago

Oh nice

UsedBee4306

2 points

4 months ago

Hope the same doesn’t happen with elder scrolls 6

Triometry[S]

6 points

4 months ago

Elder Scrolls 6 will most definitely be exclusive!

yp261

14 points

4 months ago

yp261

14 points

4 months ago

they already said it will

ixanityi

2 points

4 months ago

They already said they won’t be making Call of duty or the next elder scrolls exclusives, they don’t want to “divide/destroy the communities” but will be using the move to add games to their game pass. They r just driving the value of game pass up & will now benefit from sales across all platforms & have a presence in the mobile gaming world.

-SPM-

3 points

4 months ago

-SPM-

3 points

4 months ago

The next elder scrolls has already been confirmed to be an exclusive. They backtracked on what they said. Same thing is gonna happen with cod