Sony and Microsoft have agreed to a 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation after the proposed Activision Blizzard acquisition.

The deal was announced by Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, who said that it was a “binding agreement” to keep the franchise on PlayStation.

This ends a bitter battle between the companies that has been waged both privately and publicly over the past year. Microsoft first offered Sony a 10-year contract for Call of Duty in December 2022, but Sony resisted signing the deal. In filings to regulators, Sony has repeatedly maintained that it fears Microsoft could make Call of Duty exclusive to Xbox or even sabotage the PlayStation versions of the game.

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However, the two companies have now reached an agreement that will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for the next 10 years. This is good news for PlayStation fans, who will be able to continue playing one of the most popular video game franchises on their console.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is likely that Sony will receive a significant financial windfall from the agreement. Microsoft is also likely to give Sony some level of exclusivity for Call of Duty content, such as maps and modes.

The deal is a win-win for both companies, and it is good news for gamers who enjoy playing Call of Duty. The franchise will remain accessible to PlayStation fans, and it will continue to be a major force in the gaming industry.

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