Following the delay in the release of Call of Duty on PlayStation, EA wants to capitalize on the Battlefield series.
Microsoft's acquisition of Activision is still pending. However, if the deal is successful, Call of Duty would be a first-party Xbox title. This likely outcome has planted seeds of doubt about the possibility that Call of Duty would be taken away from PlayStation.
Is Sony concerned about Call of Duty?
Despite Sony PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan's concerns, Microsoft has previously stated that making the Call of Duty series exclusive to Xbox would not be financially viable.
Darüber hinaus, the series has recently enabled cross-platform development for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. It is also one of the most popular multi-platform titles ever.
Regardless, it appears that Electronic Arts is attempting to profit from Sony's misfortunes in the unlikely event that Microsoft decides to pull Call of Duty from PlayStation.
Will Battlefield be a drawback for EA?
According to MP1st, EA CEO Andrew Wilson believes that the PlayStation's lack of Call of Duty might benefit the Battlefield series.
Wilson said during a Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology conference, "I think this is a fantastic opportunity in a world where there may be doubts about Call of Duty's future and what platforms may be on or might not be on," and "Being platform agnostic and completely cross-platform with Battlefield."
Could Sony one day own Battlefield?
We can only speculate on the possibility that Sony would one day own Battlefield at the time of writing.
However, with ongoing rumors of EA being bought out, it's not impossible that Sony might acquire the publisher of Battlefield at some point.
After all, Sony has acquired a handful of studios in recent months in an effort to compete with Microsoft's acquisitions.
The Call of Duty MW2 beta is now available!
In related news, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta launched last weekend for PlayStation. PC as well as Xbox gamers may also participate in the beta later this week.
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