sorry to burst you bubble brother but, the contract with activision and microsoft has been there for eachother since i can remember? the contract was over with MW3. but by POPULAR DEMAND (because more of the world has a 360 then playstation cause its older and personally better) they have extented that wonderful contract. thats why when xbox yearly conventions come around (may 21) they will reveal a gameplay trailer. so no the nex gen consoles are following the same path. its simply the to companys need eachother. who cares that i pay to play. your just cheap and i pay for security. the next gen consoles are both gunna pay to play anyways.