The console dads are bickering about Call of Duty

The dispute over the future of a Microsoft-owned Call of Duty has taken on a little bit of a mano a mano sheen as a recent comment by Xbox boss Phil Spencer has brought PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan trucking out to “set the record straight.”

One of the big sticking points in Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is the Call of Duty series, one of the biggest games on the planet. It’s been multi-platform from the start (the original 2004 release even had an N-Gage version developed by Nokia), and in recent years—going at least as far back as 2018 (opens in new tab)—PlayStation owners have actually had an edge over the rest of us in terms of getting (opens in new tab)early access to COD beta testing. But Sony has expressed understandable concerns that Microsoft could end up making Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive if it gains control of the series.

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