A few days ago, Microsoft announced their intentions to acquire Activision Blizzard. This has raised many questions and some concerns, namely how Microsoft will approach titles that are available on other consoles like the Nintendo Switch or Sony’s PlayStation.
There is cause for some concern because when Microsoft acquired Bethesda, the company suggested that not all games would necessarily be available for non-Xbox/PC devices, such as the upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 which was reported to be an Xbox exclusive.
Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 20, 2022
However, there is some good news for Call of Duty gamers because according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, he tweeted that Microsoft plans to continue making the game available on the PlayStation console and that Microsoft will honor all existing agreements that Activision might have had prior to the acquisition.
This makes sense because games like Call of Duty have huge player bases on both Xbox and PlayStation, so it doesn’t make sense for Microsoft to alienate an entire market just to make it an Xbox exclusive.
We’re not sure if they plan to do this for the foreseeable future or just for more immediate titles, but for now, PlayStation Call of Duty players can rest assured that they will be able to keep enjoying the game.