Following Microsoft’s announcement that they will be acquiring Activision Blizzard, many have wondered what this will mean for future Activision Blizzard titles and if they will continue to be available for non-Microsoft platforms.
As far as the Call of Duty franchise is concerned, Xbox boss Phil Spencer had previously stated that they will be keeping Call of Duty on the PlayStation, but it wasn’t clear if this is a temporary thing or if after one title Microsoft will make it an exclusive. Fans of Call of Duty can rest assured that this won’t be the case for the foreseeable future.
NEW: Activision is committed to releasing at least the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation even after the Xbox acquisition, according to people familiar with the deal. That's COD2022, COD2023, and Warzone 2 (in 2023). After that, it's hazier https://t.co/OpWE7Tk9KV
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 25, 2022
This is according to a tweet by Jason Schreier where he claims that at least three future Call of Duty titles will still be released on the PlayStation even after Microsoft closes their acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This will include this year’s Call of Duty, 2023’s release, and Warzone 2 also in 2023.
However, Schreier does note that after that, the future of the franchise’s availability on the PlayStation is a bit hazy. This does not mean that we won’t see anymore Call of Duty titles on the PlayStation after that, it’s just that it might be harder to tell. Keep in mind that this is dependent on Microsoft successfully closing their acquisition of Activision Blizzard which is expected to conclude by the middle of 2023.