Microsoft is inviting Sony to sign an agreement that will see the Call of Duty series appear on PlayStation platforms for another 10 years. Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed this morning that Nintendo has already agreed to the deal, which will take effect if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision goes through. He now also wants to extend the offer to Sony. The company has also committed to keeping Call of Duty on Steam alongside Xbox.
in a new one posts on TwitterPhil Spencer said: “Microsoft has made a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people, no matter how they choose to play He then confirmed Microsoft’s decision to keep Call of Duty on Steam for PC gamers.
In a separate tweet, Microsoft vice president and president Brad Smith talks about bringing Call of Duty to more players and platforms through its purchase of Activision. “It is good for competition and good for consumers. He goes on to say that “any day Sony wants to sit down and talk, we’ll also be happy to do a 10-year deal for PlayStation.”
It’s unclear if the deal means Nintendo platforms will receive day-and-date Call of Duty mainline entries with PS5 and Xbox Series X platforms | S due to the Nintendo Switch’s less powerful specs, but it’s still a big step forward for the franchise. for Big N. The last installment to be released on a Nintendo console was Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Wii and DS.
In a statement to Kotaku, Gabe Newell explained: “We are pleased that Microsoft wants to continue using Steam to reach customers with Call of Duty once their acquisition of Activision closes. Microsoft has been on Steam for a long time , and we take this as a signal that they are happy with the welcome given to players and the work we do. »
Sony has fiercely fought Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision, saying its proposed deals were “inadequate” and that the takeover “would have major negative consequences for gamers and the future of the gaming industry.” The latest report suggests that the FTC may file an antitrust case against the acquisition, as Politico claims.