Even if Microsoft’s unprecedented acquisition of $69 billion Powered by Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty does It is unlikely to leave the PlayStation platforms quickly. We know that There is an ongoing contract with Sony with the publisher to be rewarded and Xbox at least committed three additional years of multiformat support trying to appease regulators.
EA bigwig Andrew Wilson isn’t losing too much sleep over the series’ future on PS5 and PS4 — in fact, he sees a huge opportunity for his company’s first-person shooter franchise. The battlefield. While the previous installment Battlefield 2042 has a terrible reputation and failed to retain players, the Australian executive was keen to reiterate that the future of the series rests with PlayStation.
“In a world where there may be questions about the future of Call of Duty and what platforms it may or may not have, being platform agnostic and completely cross-platform with Battlefield is, I think, a huge opportunity,” he said. recently Goldman Sachs event as reported Looking for an Alpha.
There is no doubt that if Call of Duty stops streaming on PlayStation platforms, it will leave a huge audience looking for something else to play. While it’s true that some gamers will simply leave Sony’s ecosystem and gaming elsewhere, others will look for an alternative – and that’s where Wilson believes his company can capitalize.
Of course, Battlefield needs to get back on track before we even start thinking about encroaching on Call of Duty’s territory. The candid Wilson admitted that two previous forays into the property had not lived up to expectations. “I don’t think we’ve delivered in the last two iterations [Battlefield] the way we should have,” said Battlefield 2042 and Battlefield V. He added that his company has “a lot of work” to do to get the series back on track, but that the right teams are now in place to realize the series’ “incredible ambitions.”
To be honest, it will take a while indeed A good Battlefield game to dethrone Call of Duty, but it’s true that if the latter leaves PlayStation, there will be opportunities for other publishers. There’s no doubt that giving up an audience as large as Sony would leave room for others to take over – but as it stands, Battlefield has a long way to go before it emerges as the most likely candidate.