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PlayStation players should still get “at least” the next three Call of Duty games on their system following the deal between Activision Blizzard and Xbox, according to reports.
Specifically, Bloomberg is citing four people with knowledge of the deal as saying the publisher had already committed as such before the merger. These include this year’s entry, widely believed to be a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However, the report claims it also includes 2023’s Treyarch-developed game, and a sequel to free-to-play offering Call of Duty: Warzone.
Serial industry leaker Tom Henderson would corroborate this last one via his Twitter account. He claims that Warzone 2 will be current gen only, so just Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC. It will, according to him, also not include any past weapon integrations. He describes it as “a completely new game for the better hardware.”
Previously, Call of Duty Warzone has updated to match and incorporate content from the latest mainline game. For example, this year’s Call of Duty: Vanguard saw the offering redubbed Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific complete with a new island map and more. An entire new sequel would be an interesting departure, particularly if Xbox decide to take the series exclusive afterwards.
There’s currently no confirmation from Activision Blizzard, Microsoft or Sony on the latest reports. Phil Spencer reassured fans last week that Xbox has a “desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation”. He also confirmed that Xbox would honour all existing agreements once the Activision Blizzard deal completes at some point in the next year or so. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait and see.
Warzone 2 is literally that… Warzone 2.
Current gen and PC only… No past weapon integrations etc.
A completely new game for the better hardware.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 25, 2022