Sony finally signs Call of Duty deal with Microsoft

By Sean Carey,

Microsoft and Sony have signed a "binding agreement" to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation should Microsoft complete its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

After rejecting several previous offers, Sony has now finally reached an agreement with Microsoft on Call of Duty. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that the two companies have inked a deal that would see the first-person shooter series remain on PlayStation consoles once Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard.

Sony finally signs agreement with Microsoft to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Microsoft and Sony sign Call of Duty agreement

"We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard," Spencer said. "We look forward to a future where players globally have more choice to play their favorite games."

Sony finally signs Call of Duty deal with Microsoft

It's unclear why Sony has finally put pen to paper, but this should hopefully move Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard one step closer to the finish line. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission lost its appeal bit to stop the deal from moving forward, and as it stands, Microsoft is free to close out the takeover.

Update:
Microsoft has confirmed that the deal for Call of Duty will last for ten years and does not include other Activision Blizzard titles.

One major hurdle Microsoft still needs to clear is with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority, which extended its deadline for a final decision on the deal as Microsoft has submitted a "detailed and complex" to try and get the deal over the line.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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