After many speculations and discussions about the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation, since Microsoft has taken over Activision Blizzard at the beginning of this week, Microsoft's Head of Gaming Phil Spencer has now relevant confirmed that Call of Duty will remain on Sony's platforms.
In one tweet on Thursday, Spencer noticed that he has done good talks with Sony's executives this week. During these calls, he confirmed his intention to comply with all existing agreements after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and his desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. He also mentions that he - and the rest of Microsoft - Sony considered important part of the industry
This statement, although carefully formulated, is a clear indication that Microsoft does not intend to remove Call of Duty short-term or probably in the first years after completing this takeover of PlayStation. This should calm the call-of-duty fans on PS4 and PS5 for the time being - and allow them to consider all options when it comes to upgrade.
However, the statement leaves Xbox and Microsoft some scope to make changes years later. Microsoft's Desired to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation could change if the acquisition is completed in the next 18 months or so. It is also not clear if he only means every Call of Duty product or War zone or only the annual call of duty publications.
The company can decide to draw new versions from the platform, or maybe even the multiplayer phenomenon that comes to War zone.
Had good talks with executives at Sony this week. I have confirmed our intention to comply with all existing agreements after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and to keep our desire to Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship.
- Phil Spencer (@ xboxp3) 20. January 2022
At the moment Call of Duty seems to be sure of PlayStation. While the way forward is still unclear, Sony fans can breathe facilitated tonight and get into the plane back to Caldera.