Microsoft’s announcement in January that they intend to buy Activision Blizzard was an important milestone and the announcement of one of the largest acquisitions of its kind. Since then, regulators, developers and gamers alike have been wondering what the acquisition means for the gaming industry and for gamers.
According to the statement of the executive director of Microsof Gaming and the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, it can be concluded that Microsoft has committed itself not to make Call of Dutty exclusive for Xbox and PC for some time, that is. that it will remain available to play on PlayStation for ‘a few more years’.
It’s not clear how many years that could be, although there is information reported by Bloomberg that Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for “at least the next two years” which would be until 2024. If this announcement from Phil Spencer turns out to be correct Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation for a while after that deal expires.
“In January, we gave Sony a signed contract to guarantee Call of Duty on PlayStation, with feature and content parity, for at least several more years beyond the current deal with Sony, an offer that goes far beyond typical gaming industry agreements,” said Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer in told The Verge.