Despite the acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. by MicrosoftLooks like Call of Duty won’t be going anywhere yet as it has been reported that the next three titles in the franchise will be released on Playstation.
Bloomberg revealed in a new report that Activision has already committed to directing the next three Call of Duty’s available on Playstation before Microsoft’s nearly $69 billion acquisition was inked. Therefore, those Cod the games will still be playable on Playstation and Xbox, according to Bloomberg, which cited the news to four people who weren’t allowed to reveal their identities but are close to the deal.
Microsoft Gaming’s new CEO, Phil Spencer, also tweeted last week that he plans to “honor all existing agreements” made by Activision before the deal was finalized.
“I have confirmed our intention to honor all existing agreements upon the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation,” he tweeted. “Sony is an important part of our industry and we value our relationship.”
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision was announced last week, Microsoft CEO and President Satya Nadella spoke about the acquisition in a press release.
“Gaming is the fastest growing and most exciting entertainment category on any platform today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms,” Nadella said. “We are investing deeply in world-class content, community and cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to everyone.”