Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has stated that, should Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard go ahead, the company will continue to distribute Call of Duty on PlayStation as long as there are PlayStation consoles it can be sent to.
On Same Brain’s YouTube channel, Spencer said (as of 28:40): “We’re not taking Call of Duty off the PlayStation. That’s not our intention. Our intention is not to do that and as long as there’s a PlayStation around to send, our intention is that we will continue to send Call of Duty to PlayStation. Something similar to what we have done with Minecraft since we have owned it. “
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keep reiterating how Microsoft has kept Minecraft available on other platforms, and that Xbox could do the same with Call of Duty for years to come. Spencer also points out that gamers have invested a lot of time in the ecosystems of their respective consoles and that the most notable change is that more games are coming to Game Pass. Spencer has also said that he would like to see the saga on Nintendo Switch.
On the other hand, PlayStation has revealed that the recent release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been the biggest launch of a game in the franchise on PlayStation Store, including pre-orders and day one sales.
While Spencer reiterates his intention to keep Call of Duty on the Sony platform, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan revealed earlier this year that Microsoft only offered three additional years for the franchise to remain on PlayStation after they expired. existing agreements.