Will Call of Duty stay PlayStation Current console that Microsoft has announced plans to buy Activision Blizzard? In a new tweet addressing player concerns about the game going Xbox exclusive, Phil Spencer essentially said ‘don’t worry, CoD isn’t going anywhere’.
Following an official statement released by Sony yesterday (January 20, 2022), in which the PlayStation platform owner said it expects Microsoft to honor existing “contractual agreements” with PlayStation, Phil Spencer tweeted assuring that Microsoft “values [its] relationship “with Sony and that is”[the company’s] looking forward to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation”.
“There have been good calls this week with leaders at Sony, Spencer wrote in a tweet. “I confirm our intention to honor all existing agreements with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry and we I value our relationship.”
The wording here is interesting; Spencer doesn’t commit to specific games, or even timelines. It could be the case that we will see Warzone still on the platform – Microsoft previously said it doesn’t want to part with pre-existing communities – and the new Call of Duty games could be Xbox exclusives.
Microsoft, of course, honored pre-existing contractual agreements: when Xbox announces acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax, in 2020, both Arkane’s Deathloop and Tango Gameworks: Tokyo’s Ghostwire are confirmed to remain PS5 exclusives. It’s worth noting that, shortly after, Microsoft announced the hugely anticipated sci-fi RPG, Starfield, will be Xbox exclusive, although.
The news comes as “senior staff” at Activision discussed skipping Call of Duty’s current annual release schedule (thanks, Bloomberg). If this happens, it will be against a trend that has been around since 2005. But with many games going down the service route these days, and shooters, in particular, work well with content models. seasonal, maybe it’s time to give the old CoD formula a little fresh?
Now that the IP is owned by Microsoft, surely there’s no better time to start testing, right?
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