Fans Explode as PlayStation Chief Slams Xbox Boss With a Sharp Call of Duty Remark

Published 09/08/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Call of Duty is a series that has made a huge impact across the globe when it comes to making a mark among hardcore gamers. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the franchise is synonymous with the term video game itself. The iconic saga is set to witness a new change soon when Microsoft fully acquires Activision.

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However, it seems like PlayStation’s CEO Jim Ryan is not pleased with the ongoing approach of Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the head of gaming at Microsoft. Recently, Spencer publicly revealed that after the deal with Activision is complete, they will still offer Call of Duty on the PS consoles for a few more years. Since then, things are not looking to move forward in a positive way.

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s offer for Call of Duty on PlayStation is “inadequate”, says Jim Ryan

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Xbox boss Phil had promised to keep the CoD franchise on PlayStation for three more years after the end of the current deal between Sony and Activision.

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This information was revealed by CEO Jim Ryan after Spencer publicly mentioned the details regarding their agreement. In a statement given to GamesIndustry.biz, PlayStation‘s CEO said this offer was “inadequate on many levels.”

In case anyone missed to keep track of events, last week the Xbox boss revealed that they had provided a signed agreement to Sony. It guarantees Call of Duty on the PS platform “with feature and content parity, for at least several more years“. Furthermore, Xbox also stated that this agreement goes slightly “beyond typical gaming industry agreements”.

Will CoD continue to remain on the PlayStation?

As for the availability of Call of Duty on PlayStation, it will last on Sony’s consoles for three more years. The said duration includes 2022’s Modern Warfare II as well as the next two releases in the FPS series.

But according to Jim Ryan’s statement, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, he’s not happy with Xbox’s approach. Per Sony, the offer given to them by Phil’s team fails to consider the impact on PS gamers. Jim said that he wanted “to set the record straight because Phil Spencer brought this into the public forum”. He thought that the signed agreement was private until Phil made the details public last week.

To put it in a simple way, Jim said that Microsoft’s proposal regarding Call of Duty fails to fulfill the objective of providing the “highest quality Call of Duty experience” to PlayStation gamers.

Meanwhile, Xbox’s plans for CoD going forward did not impress the fans. Have a look at some of the furious reactions from social media:

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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