Xbox & PlayStation Stuck In 'Complicated' Call Of Duty Situation, Says Game Awards Host

Jim Ryan's comments were quite something yesterday, huh? The PlayStation CEO threw some shots at Xbox in a public statement about Call of Duty, stating that Microsoft's offer to keep the series on PlayStation for three years beyond Sony's current deal with Activision was "inadequate" and undermines a key principal at Sony.

As you can imagine, this story has been getting all the attention over the past few hours, and it notably attracted some thoughts from Game Awards and Gamescom Opening Night Live host Geoff Keighley on social media last night.

Geoff says he's contacted Microsoft to try and get a word about Jim Ryan's comments, but in the meantime he believes it's a "complicated situation", highlighting that "statements seem inconsistent" between the two parties:

Microsoft has said in the past that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation in the future, which Keighley also went on to point out, while he also questioned whether Game Pass should be factored into the discussion about "exclusivity".

Here are some more of his tweets from yesterday:

Ultimately, Keighley is just speculating like the rest of us right now, and we're still waiting to see whether Phil Spencer or anyone else at Microsoft will have anything to say in response to Jim Ryan's scathing comments yesterday.

For now (and this is presumably locked-in), the official word is that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation for at least another three years after Sony's existing deal with Activision is complete - but that's only assuming Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, and it's been facing a few stumbling blocks lately.

What do you make of Keighley's comments here? Let us know down below.