Xbox “want to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation”

will call of Duty stay game station Microsoft announces game consoles it plans to buy Activision Blizzardd? Phil Spencer addressed players’ concerns about Xbox exclusives in a new tweet, basically saying “don’t worry, CoD isn’t going anywhere”.

In an official statement released by Sony yesterday (January 20, 2022), the PlayStation platform holder expressed the hope that Microsoft will abide by its existing “contractual agreement” with PlayStation, with Phil Spencer tweeting assuring that Microsoft “values [its] The relationship with Sony, which is “[the company’s] Hope to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. “

“Had a great call with Sony’s leadership this week,” Spencer wrote in an article tweet“I confirmed our desire to abide by all existing agreements following the Activision Blizzard acquisition, as well as our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry and we value our relationship.”

The wording here is interesting; Spencer doesn’t commit to a specific game, or even a schedule. We may see Warzone remaining on the platform — Microsoft has previously said it doesn’t want to disrupt the established community — and the new Call of Duty game could be an Xbox exclusive.

Of course, Microsoft has fulfilled pre-existing contractual agreements before: When Xbox announced its acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company Zenimax in 2020, Arkane’s Deathloop and Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo were both confirmed to remain PS5 exclusives. Notably, shortly after, Microsoft announced that the highly anticipated sci-fi role-playing game Starfield would be an Xbox exclusive.

The news comes as “senior employees” at Activision have reportedly discussed dropping Call of Duty’s current annual release schedule, according to reports. If that does happen, it would buck a trend that has been in place since 2005. But with more games now going the service route, especially shooters, that work well with seasonal content models, maybe it’s time to give the old CoD formula a little refresh?

Now that the IP is owned by Microsoft, now is the perfect time to start experimenting, right?

We’ve posted a list of dream games we’d like to see from the Xbox/Activision Blizzard acquisition, and if you’re still in doubt as to how this will all work out, you can check out our list of questions about the acquisitions we’ve tried our best to answer.