Update: Microsoft & Activision Blizzard: Call of Duty is not exclusive

Call of Duty should continue to appear for PlayStation consoles, say Phil Spencer, Chief of Microsoft Gaming.


Update of 21.01.2022: Phil Spencer has on Twitter to the topic, whether all upcoming games of Activision Blizzard Xbox-exclusive will be. Good news for PlayStation fans: Call of Duty should remain a multiplane series. In addition, Spencer confirms that Microsoft will respect all existing agreements that Activision Blizzard has taken before the acquisition and will not disregard. So, for example, for the next Call of Duty, which is expected to appear in the fall of this year, a deal with Sony have been made about exclusive content, nothing will change. Last but not least, Spencer says that one looks at the PlayStation manufacturer as an important part of the industry and appreciate the relationship with him.

Original message from 19.01.2022: The fact that Microsoft Activision Blizzard is buying for nearly $70 billion US dollars has already missed a shock yesterday. You do not count in the morning that in the afternoon a historical moment plays, the far-reaching consequences for the video game industry will have. The assumption that in the future all games of Activision Blizzard will appear only for the PC and the Xbox consoles, but does not seem to be true.

Bloomberg reports, from a person who is familiar with the Microsoft’s way of thinking, experienced that the Redmond technology company intelligence, some games continue to offer for the PlayStation systems, while others will be Xbox-exclusive. The colleagues also quote Phil Spencer, who said in an interview: I’m just players out there, the Activision-Blizzard games playing on Sony’s platform, say: It is not our intention to discourse communities away from this platform. It exists So for PlayStation fans the hope that you will be able to play Call of Duty on your favorite platform in the coming years.

Another interesting statement in the article by Bloomberg: someone who knew the details of the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, said that Bobby Kick will only stay as long as CEO by Activision Blizzard until the purchase is completed. That would mean that the controversial executive leaves the company no later than the next year. It should be noted that Kick’s employment contract is only running until March 2023.

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