Since Microsoft announced it had acquired Activision Blizzard, there's been a lot of fallout all over the industry. Notwithstanding, the fallout for one French retailer includes the store putting warnings on its PlayStation 5 section that Microsoft has indeed taken over the Call of Duty designer.
Most of the concerns over Microsoft's takeover of Activision Blizzard have surrounded the controversies that have been erupting around the latter company. There have also been some individuals who stressed that the consolidation would amount to a deal that would give Microsoft a monopolistic hang on the computer game industry. There have also been several concerns that the Call of Duty franchise could become a Xbox exclusive and that appears to be what's established in the retailer's warning to customers looking to purchase a PS5.
Twitter user HazzadorGamin as of late posted an image from inside a store for the French retail chain Cora showing the warning. On the PlayStation 5 section of the store, there was a sign that served as a "notice to gamers" that Microsoft has acquired Activision. The note proceeded to say that individuals should choose their machine carefully and then in parentheses made it clear the issue was the Call of Duty franchise.
It should be pointed out that Cora is not a small retailer as it has in excess of 60 stores in France and 20 additional in other parts of Europe. It's not satisfactory assuming this kind of sign has been posted in all the chain's outlets or whether this particular note was crafted by one manager who is worried about the fate of the Call of Duty franchise and the PS5.
While individuals running Cora are hardly the ones in particular who are worried that Microsoft may eventually remove the franchise from the PlayStation consoles, it doesn't appear that's going to happen anytime soon. Soon after the takeover, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said his company will keep the following not many Call of Duty installments on the PS4 and PS5.
Then again, insiders have reportedly made plainly Microsoft is planning on making some Activision Blizzard properties Xbox exclusive. While the following not many Call of Duty titles are under contract as being on the two consoles, that contract doesn't mean that the COD games are going to be on both permanently. There is a chance that at some point, Sony could be abandoned and Cora is apparently warning customers about what Microsoft could eventually do.