Earlier this week, Xbox surprised the world with the announcement of his intention to buy Activision Blizzard. The movement will give the company the control of some of the most beloved franchises in all games, including Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. Naturally, the Fans of Call of Duty have been quite nervous for the latter, and there has been a lot of speculation about whether the series could leave PlayStation platforms. However, that may not be the case, since the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, resorted to Twitter to share discussions between the two companies to keep Call of Duty at PlayStation.
I had good calls this week with Sony’s leaders. I confirmed our intention to honor all existing agreements after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to maintain Call of Duty at PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry and we value our relationship., »Spencer wrote on Twitter.
While this certainly sounds like good news, Spencer’s language leaves a lot of space open to interpretation! Keep «Call of Duty in PlayStation» could be interpreted in different ways. It could mean that Xbox will continue to maintain existing games, such as duty: war zone, while creating new exclusive call of duty games for Xbox. Or it could mean that nothing will change and that the series will continue to be launched on both platforms! For previous acquisitions of Xbox, such as Bethesda and Double Fine, Xbox has maintained existing agreements and launched games such as bucle mortal and psiconauts 2 on PlayStation platforms. However, the future games of these editors will be exclusive of Xbox.
Call of Duty is one of the largest franchises in all games and generates a significant amount of money on PlayStation systems. There is a strong incentive for Microsoft to continue putting Call of Duty games on the platform, while making the deal more enjoyable for Xbox fans when offering new cod games in Game Pass. The agreement will not be specified until 2023, so the PlayStation fans will only have to wait and see what happens.
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