Retailer issues warning to PS5 customers about buying Activision from Xbox
When Xbox announced plans to buy Activision Blizzard earlier this month, it led to much speculation about what it might mean for PlayStation 5 owners. While Xbox boss Phil Spencer has already confirmed the company’s intention to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, questions remain as to what form this will take. French retail chain Cora is well aware that future Call of Duty games could become exclusive to Xbox and has apparently issued a warning to potential PS5 buyers in its stores. An image of the warning was shared and translated on Twitter by user @HazzadorGamin.
The Tweet can be found embedded below.
Apparently, some retail stores around the world have started posting a notice for Call of Duty customers.
— 🐉🎮HazzadorGamin, Dragon by Dojima Gamin🎮🐉 (@HazzadorGamin) January 28, 2022
It will be very interesting to see the impact of the purchase of Microsoft on the Call of Duty franchise! The sale isn’t expected to happen until 2023, which means fans have some time before major changes happen. Still, Microsoft has been very careful about how it discusses the series. There has been speculation that Call of Duty: Warzone will remain cross-platform, while future Call of Duty games will become Xbox exclusives. It’s unclear if that will be the case, but it’s safe to assume these games will at least be added to Xbox Game Pass, allowing subscribers to play them without any additional purchases. That alone might be a selling point of the system for some Call of Duty fans!
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are still very new, and the global shortage of chips has reduced the number of gamers able to upgrade their current consoles. Given that, it kinda makes sense that Cora would warn buyers about Xbox’s purchase of Activision Blizzard and its potential impact. Not all gamers can afford multiple consoles, and if their favorite series becomes an exclusive, it could mean some tough decisions have to be made. For now, Call of Duty fans will just have to wait and see how it all plays out!
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[H/T: Game Rant]