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After Infinity Ward graced us all with the launch date for the next Call of Duty (surprise, it's out this fall), other details began to trickle out about the game and its release. Thanks to the PlayStation store, along with a bit of datamining, we now know that the Sony exclusivity deal continues, at least in some capacity.

The in-game Call of Duty: Vanguard store began to show three editions of Modern Warfare 2 following yesterday's release date reveal. In and amongst those editions were details about bonus content, including early access to an upcoming open beta.

Well, after a bit more datamining on the three editions, it's been found that the open beta launches first on PlayStation platforms, much like the last few years of Call of Duty. Things haven't changed just yet then, even in the wake of the Microsoft & Activision Blizzard deal.

This isn't all that surprising, given what we've heard since the deal went down. Activision still has an agreement in place with Sony for the next three Call of Duty games, including this year's Modern Warfare 2. We don't know the exact details of the agreement, but it's safe to say these early beta periods are a stipulation of the ongoing deal.

What do you make of these continued Sony exclusivity deals? Let us know down in the comments.