Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 May Be Ending Xbox Exclusivity Deal

End of an era?

Posted By | On 05th, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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For a very long time now, Call of Duty has been associated with the Xbox brand, to the point that it is almost considered to be a de facto exclusive. Activision has realized that, and capitalized on it by releasing all DLC for Call of Duty games on Xbox consoles first. However, that may be about to end with this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

We’ve already had speculation on this before, and the newest round was prompted by Xbox’s own website; you see, they listed multiple games on their page, and when they were exclusive, they were tagged as exclusive. When they were getting exclusive content, they were tagged as such. When they were getting content first, they were tagged as such. But as you can see, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is missing all such tags.

Of course, this could mean several things- it could mean that the tag will be added there after E3, where Microsoft makes the announcement of DLC first official. It could mean that Microsoft has foregone paying Activision money for exclusivity rights this year, since years of brand association probably make it pointless by now, and Microsoft have their own Fall lineup to focus on. It could mean Sony somehow outbid Microsoft, and Call of Duty DLC will be available on PlayStation first.

We will know for sure once E3 comes around and we have more concrete details. Stay tuned.

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    Preorder’s are more than PS4.
    This shows users don’t want 1080p or like exclusively deals.
    You don’t need exclusively or 1080p anyway now as
    Sales will show Xbox users not concerned at all and never have been.

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    The Doritos and Dew deal may be switching to PS4 but Console Peasantry….

    Console Peasantry never changes….

  • XbotMK1

    Can’t wait to see all of the Xbox fanboys who bragged about COD DLC, say it doesn’t matter now.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      As I can’t wait for the Sony peasants to start screaming about how DLC is so good along with Doritos and Dew.

      Console peasants will still be peasants in the end, John Derp :^)

    • Mark

      If they were bragging, it’s stupid and nonsense. What about u, do u like this deal Sony may be getting with COD?

  • Mark

    If this equation is true, I couldn’t be more happy; Xbox One gets less 3rd party DLC deals = more money for triple A exclusives.

    Now some people will spin that equation, but I’m sure we all want alot of triple A exclusives, with a load of multi-plats. And as a heavy COD head, DLC deals are way over-rated. Phil’s making very good decisions for Xbox and the community imo.


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