Today, Sony’s official response was announced before the purchase of Activision Blizzard . Here, the managers asked Microsoft to respect the existing agreements. Now, Phil Spencer, Chief of Xbox, has issued a statement where he not only says that this will be the case, but the Call of Duty games will continue to reach the PlayStation consoles.
Through your official Twitter account, Spencer said that all contracts between Activision Blizzard and Sony prior to the acquisition of the company will be respected , and has the desire that Call of Duty games will continue to be available in the PlayStation consoles. This was what he commented:
I had good calls this week with Sony’s leaders. I confirmed our intention to honor all existing agreements after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to maintain Call of Duty at PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship.
Recall that Xbox did respected the exclusivity of Death loop and Ghost wire: Tokyo for PlayStation 5, which were being developed by Arcane and Game works Tango prior to Microsoft acquisition. Regarding Call of Duty, although it seems that Spencer’s intention is to let this series continue to arrive at PlayStation for now, This is just a wish . Nothing ensures that this last point changes in the future.
On related topics, you can learn more about Sony’s response here. Similarly, it seems that Microsoft still has several purchases in mind.
While it is true that the contracts between Activision Blizzard and Sony will be respected, once these come to an end, it is likely that the amount of Xbox exclusives increase. Nothing ensures that Call of Duty leave the PlayStation family in the future. Maybe not this year or the next, but perhaps in 2024 we see substantial changes.