For many players worldwide, the Call of Duty series is a classic. This Infinity Ward tale is unavoidable if you spend any time in the gaming community. People are curious about who the owners of the Call of Duty IP are in light of the recent acquisition of its publisher company.
Who Owns Call of Duty?
At the moment, Activision Blizzard is the owner of the Call of Duty brand. When the Microsoft takeover of the business is complete in 2023, this will, however, change quickly.
We don't yet know what this would entail for the Call of Duty series once Microsoft takes complete control. What Microsoft intends to do with the Call of Duty IP after their acquisition of Activision Blizzard is complete is unknown. However, we believe that this is a significant win for Call of Duty on Xbox, which has long given PlayStation console players perks.
In 2023, it's possible that some Call of Duty games will appear on Xbox Game Pass. Depending on how things turn out, this purchase could be a significant win for Microsoft since it may eventually acquire Call of Duty.
Will Call of Duty Become an Xbox Exclusive?
It's highly improbable that Call of Duty will hang around on PlayStation systems for very long. Microsoft offered to support Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms for only three years after the present arrangement between Activision and Sony has expired, despite their claim that it wouldn't be profitable to make Call of Duty an exclusive for Xbox.
Call of Duty may not be abandoning PlayStation consoles for good, but the possibility that it might if Microsoft pushes for it is worrying news. After the acquisition of Activision Blizzard is complete in 2023, they will be able to choose which platform the Call of Duty franchise will be released on when the current agreement between Sony and Activision Blizzard expires.