PlayStation icons Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon could soon leave Sony consoles if Microsoft wanted to.
Understandably, Sony has been very opposed to the deal going through, mainly out of concern about losing Call of Duty. As The Verge reports, it’s now been confirmed that Sony has agreed to a deal with Microsoft that will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for 10 years. What’s interesting, though, is that this deal only applies to CoD, meaning other Activision franchises like Spyro and Crash aren’t necessarily safe.
The deal offered to Sony by Microsoft in January 2022 promised to keep “all existing Activision console titles on Sony, including future versions of the Call of Duty franchise or any other current Activision franchise on Sony until December 31, 2022.” 2027”. Despite this, Xbox’s head of global communications Kari Perez confirmed with The Verge that the 10-year deal is for Call of Duty only.
While this doesn’t mean that all other Activision franchises are going to disappear from PlayStation immediately, if the deal is fully finalized, there would technically be nothing to stop Xbox from grabbing a few additional exclusives down the line.