Xbox head and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has revealed that assuming the company’s ongoing acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, the Call of Duty franchise will remain on PlayStation as long as there’s a platform. PlayStation platform for the series to release.
This news comes from a new interview between Spencer and The same YouTube channel BrainSpencer said Activision Blizzard will continue to release Call of Duty games on Sony’s console “as long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship it,” as reported by Sony. Eurogamer.
“We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation,” Spencer said. “That’s not our aim. Our aim is not to do that. As long as there’s a PlayStation out there to deliver, it’s our intention that we continue to ship Call of Duty. on PlayStation, similar to what we’ve done on Minecraft since we’ve owned it. We’ve expanded the places where people can play Minecraft, we haven’t dropped the places, and that’s great. .. for the Minecraft community, in my opinion and I want to do as we think about where Call of Duty could have gone over the years.”
He also elaborates on the ongoing acquisition, citing that it is currently in the management stage, which is the stage where Spencer and others talk to regulators about the acquisition, pay answer their questions, etc.
Spencer told Same Brain in the interview: “I was pretty confident in closing the deal. “Giving time to the regulators, I think they’re asking honest questions about a big issue, as you mentioned, [the] the biggest deal Microsoft ever made, the biggest deal I’ve ever done. “
He said if everything goes according to plan, the acquisition will be through regulatory stages and ready to go through by June 2023. Meanwhile, Sony has criticized the deal, citing it publicly. that Xbox acquiring Call of Duty as a first-party franchise would be unfair to PlayStation players. It will be interesting to see if Sony and PlayStation have anything to say ahead of Spencer’s latest news on the acquisition and Call of Duty.
In the meantime, read about Microsoft’s intention to acquire Activision Blizzard and then check all exclusive PlayStation rewards for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (ironic, right?).
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