sony expect Microsoft Keep Activision BlizzardThe roster of games is available at game station platform.In a new statement sent to the committee Wall Street Journal, a company spokesperson noted: “We expect Microsoft to abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multi-platform.”
Since the blockbuster news of Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the burning question on players’ minds has been the state of Call of Duty: Will Microsoft remove it from the PlayStation entirely? Will only Warzone, as an existing community, remain on the PlayStation platform? Overall, despite the acquisition plans, will nothing actually change?
Of course, Sony’s announcement isn’t just for the Call of Duty franchise. Overwatch, Dragon Sparrow, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo, Tony Hawk and other series are all part of the deal. Sony’s first official statement on the matter prompted Microsoft to remember ActiBlizz’s contractual obligations, and we’re assuming something is in place, meaning we’ll see the company’s games still on PlayStation — at least in the short term .
It’s also not the first time Microsoft has complied with pre-existing contractual agreements. When the Xbox owner announced its acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax in 2020, both Arkane’s Deathloop and Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo were confirmed to remain PS5 exclusives. That didn’t stop Microsoft from claiming Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG Starfield after a while, though.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about how this acquisition will get out of the woods. It still needs to pass market regulators first. Sony’s initial – potential damage control – statement addressed some of the main concerns of fans, but everyone still has a lot of questions about how this all works.
We’ve released a bunch of dream games we’d like to see from this acquisition, from World’s Edge’s new Warcraft RTS to Tim Schafer’s Spyro the Dragon, you can read it now!