According to private emails, Jim Ryan admits that Sony’s objection is not about exclusives. Ryan specifically mentions Call of Duty. I’m not a fan of the way he has run the PlayStation brand.
According to the Verge:
“It is not an exclusivity play at all,” said Ryan. “They’re thinking bigger than that and they have the cash to make moves like this. I’ve spent a fair amount of time with [Phil] Spencer Bobby [Kotick] and I’m pretty sure we will continue to see Call of Duty on PlayStation for years to come.”Verge
Personally, Call of Duty is dead to me. After their recent controversy with Nickmercs, there is no reason to support Activision in any way. I enjoyed their Transformers games, but they haven’t release one of them in years. First-person shooters are rarely of interest to me either.