Call of Duty is one of the most played and popular games, it has sustained itself for quite a long time in this ever-changing market. With rising trends in game adaptations Call of Duty might be given new life with a full-length feature film.
There had already been some talks about adapting it into a film long back however they did not lead anywhere. Finally, it seems that the gears are moving as rumors of casting Henry Cavill in the film have been doing the rounds. These rumors also fuel his deal with Amazon Studios for the live-action adaptation of Warhammer 40K.
Sony is stonewalling Call of Duty says Microsoft
The President of Microsoft, Brad Smith announced their proposition for Sony and other similar platforms and media for Call of Duty. The president also highlighted how Sony is the only one that has not accepted the terms after Nvidia and others have. Smith emphasized that,
“Sony has emerged as the loudest objector. It’s as excited about this deal as Blockbuster was about the rise of Netflix. We’ve offered Sony a 10-year contract to make each new Call of Duty release available on PlayStation the same day it comes to Xbox.”
“We’re open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and making it legally enforceable by regulators in the US, UK, and European Union.”
The president is trying to be as clear as possible about the deal and what their intentions are with it. He has explicitly stated that they do not intend on fooling Sony or harming the quality of the games. Further claiming that the reasons Sony has stated are at best absurd and excuses for not accepting the deal.
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Sony’s concern about Call of Duty and Microsoft’s deal
Sony expressed their concern over the deal offered to them by Microsoft. They are hesitant to accept a deal that their contemporaries had no inhibitions about. Sony told the regulatory agency,
“For example, Microsoft might release a PlayStation version of Call of Duty where bugs and errors emerge only on the game’s final level or after later updates. Even if such degradations could be swiftly detected, any remedy would likely come too late, by which time the gaming community would have lost confidence in PlayStation as a go-to venue to play Call of Duty Indeed, as Modern Warfare II attests, Call of Duty is most often purchased in just the first few weeks of release.”
“If it became known that the game’s performance on PlayStation was worse than on Xbox, Call of Duty gamers could decide to switch to Xbox, for fear of playing their favorite game at a second-class or less competitive venue.”
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Sony laid out these concerns in documents submitted to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). According to expert reports, Sony’s concern is not utterly wrong or absurd however currently it does not have enough grounds or evidence to back these claims. There are also concerns that these will affect Call of Duty‘s film adaptation which might be bad news for Henry Cavill fans.