This week on the Eurogamer Newscast we discuss the PlayStation 6 – in particular, Sony’s concerns over the non-availability of Call of Duty on the upcoming platform, which we now know will debut from of 2027.
The week was another dominated by news of Microsoft’s attempted $68 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard, which is currently being scrutinized by the UK’s anti-competition regulator. Partially redacted documentation of that process has now been made public, revealing arguments that are raising eyebrows at Sony – which is trying to block the deal.
Both Sony and Microsoft have gone on the defensive to pose as the smaller fish – with Microsoft admitting Sony’s exclusives are better and Sony saying any loss of Call of Duty would leave itself “extremely vulnerable”, particularly if the series was available through the popular Xbox Game Pass. So should Sony be concerned – or is it all about performative theatre? Joining me this week to share their thoughts are Eurogamer’s Ed Nightingale, Victoria Kennedy and Ishraq Subhan.