Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer made a point of being clear in recent interviews about the future of the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation.
“As long as there is a PlayStation to exploit, our intention is to continue releasing Call of Duty on PlayStation », it is with these words that Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, wanted to reassure the players as part of a podcast published on YouTube. It’s the clearest confirmation yet that the FPS franchise isn’t about to disappear from Sony’s consoles, following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Keep the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation or even expand it to other platforms
Phil Spencer spoke at length about Microsoft’s plans for his branch gaming in the podcast Same Brain (in English) hosted by Justine and Jenna Ezarik on YouTube. Compared to the franchise call of dutyhe says, “Similar to what we did with Minecraftsince owning it, we have expanded the platforms where people can play […] it has been good for the community Minecraft in my opinion, and I want to do the same with Call of Duty”.
Although the future of call of duty on PlayStation recently caused a lot of ink to flow, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming has brought Call of Duty closer to Minecraft twice in recent days. During the conference Tech Live organized by the wall street journal Last week, Phil Spencer also hinted at plans to bring Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch to treat the franchise like Minecraft and keep it on rival platforms.
“Call of Duty will be available on PlayStation. Would love to see it on Switch, would love to see the game playable on many different screens. Our intention is to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft. »
Since the announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft for 68.7 billion dollars, fans of call of duty wonder if the Redmond giant intends to make it an Xbox exclusive. Microsoft was quick to say publicly that it had “a desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation” and even drafted a written pledge to Sony to avoid concerns.
Microsoft says keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation is a “business imperative” and has made it clear that it relies on revenue from distributing Activision Blizzard games on PlayStation.