Phil Spencer took to social media to explain his thoughts on the future of the FPS series after Activision Blizzard’s acquisition.
Now Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come out with some news that is sure to reassure many gamers. After the Activision Blizzard acquisition, the situation between Call of Duty, one of the industry’s most popular franchises, and Sony has become uncertain. We now know that Spencer is keen to keep the FPS series on PlayStation in the future.
“Sony is an important part of our industry” – Phil Spencer
“Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony,” Spencer mentioned. “I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.” He said Sony is an important part of the industry, and Microsoft values its relationship with the company.
It’s worth noting that Spencer’s words only express a “desire” not to remove Activision Blizzard’s famous saga from Sony’s platforms, so it’s not appropriate to take them as an official confirmation of what will happen next. Still, it’s essential to know the Xbox boss’s intentions, especially for something of the calibre of CoD, which is so important to the PlayStation community.
But in announcing the deal, Phil Spencer has already made his position on the matter clear: “Activision Blizzard titles can be played on a variety of platforms, and we plan to continue to support those communities.”
With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft gained several studios and iconic franchises such as Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and many more. The characters beloved by many over the years, such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, are now also part of Xbox. But PlayStation has spoken out after the shocking news, hoping that Activision Blizzard’s games will remain multiplatform. However, it is too early to say for the other franchises; at least we know something about Call of Duty.
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
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