Electronic Arts sees a "tremendous opportunity" if Call of Duty becomes exclusive to the Xbox

Contrary to Sony, Electronic Arts is excited at the prospect of Call of Duty becoming exclusive to the Xbox Series S/X.


Sony is right to worry that Microsoft will, one day, make Call of Duty exclusive to the Xbox platform. Yes, we know that Microsoft has said that it won't do it anytime soon. But, who are we kidding? It doesn't make sense for Microsoft to make Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard properties available on all platforms forever.

All that EA needs to do now is to turn all of that Optimism into actual results.

You don't spend $70 billion to buy a company and give your biggest competitors unfettered access to its best games.

While Sony sees this impending future negatively, Electronic Arts CEO, Andrew Wilson, has a different take.

As reported by GameSpot, Wilson believes that making Call of Duty exclusive to the Xbox Series S/X is a good thing for the Battlefield franchise:

In a world where there may be questions over the future of Call of Duty and what platforms that might be on or might not be on, being platform agnostic and completely cross-platform with Battlefield, I think is a tremendous opportunity.

Of course, there's a reason why Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard and EA.

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With more than 425 million units sold in two decades, Call of Duty moves the sales needle in a way that Battlefield just can't. In comparison, the Battlefield series has only sold a mere 57 million units over the same span. 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which sold more than 30 million units, has sold more than half the entire Battlefield franchise combined. But, you have to give Wilson props for believing in the brand.

Battlefield 2042 is on its way to recovering from a horrid start but EA has to make sure that this never happens again.

Hopefully, Wilson's confidence translates to real-life results. Regardless of whether Call of Duty jumps ship to the Xbox or not, Battlefield is not in a good position to capitalize on opportunities at all.

You know that a series is in a bad place when it becomes newsworthy when it beats a game that's in far worse shape than it is.

If it's any consolation, EA is making all the right moves. After meandering for almost a year, EA finally gave the reigns to Battlefield 2042 to someone capable of turning things around. The marquee shooter only just started showing signs of life and EA is promising big things for the future of Battlefield. Hopefully, by the time that Call of Duty becomes exclusive to the Xbox, Battlefield has recovered.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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