If you’ve been wondering if Activision Blizzard’s major Call of Duty franchise would be heading to PlayStation in the future, fret no more. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer announced just days after the shocking news that the Activision Blizzard acquisition won’t effect Call of Duty coming to PlayStation, answering one of the biggest questions gamers had.
Spencer sent a tweet out, saying Microsoft intends to “honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.”
The obvious question that arose when the news of the acquisition broke was if Call of Duty would be exclusive of not. Spencer has cleared this up–at least for the time being. It could also be possible that some, but not all, Call of Duty titles will come to PlayStation. It’s also unknown if this annual game will be added to Xbox Game Pass, or when the older Call of Duty games will be heading to the subscription service.
Microsoft can do whatever they want with the Call of Duty rights, including making the game exclusive. However, that would go against the philosophy of Spencer’s for the last several years. Microsoft purchased Mojang Studios a while back, yet Minecraft still gets regular support, as well as spin-off games on PlayStation and Nintendo systems.