During an interview with Same Brain, Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming and head of the Xbox brand, clarifies that Microsoft wants to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.
“We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation.
…as long as there is a PlayStation out there to ship to, our intent is that we continue to ship call of duty on PlayStation.”
Spencer further justifies his point by adding that Call of Duty will be treated the same way Minecraft was. The platforms where Minecraft is played have expanded ever since Microsoft acquired it. This appears to be true because we can play Minecraft on any of the available platforms. Microsoft released a new Minecraft game, Minecraft Dungeons, in 2020 for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
If Call of Duty receives the same visibility as Minecraft, PlayStation Call of Duty fans have nothing to worry about. Moreover, Phil Spencer added during the interview that Call of Duty would eventually land on Game Pass. Recently we also learned from Tom Warren’s tweet that Microsoft wanted to see Call of Duty on the switch. They are expanding their horizons and want to bring gaming to mobiles because of many users.
On the other hand, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan previously said that Microsoft has promised to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for three years beyond the current agreement between Activision and Sony. He called this ‘inadequate’ in a statement.
Microsoft has only offered for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation for three years after the current agreement between Activision and Sony ends.
… their proposal was inadequate on many levels and failed to take account of the impact on our gamers.
This seems apparent that Ryan does not contend with all this and believes that PlayStation gamers are not considered. Whatever the case is, at least we know that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation for at least three years if the deal is completed.
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