Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation so long as the platform exists


The Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard rumbles along, and concerns of the deal being unfair remain. Now, Microsoft has reiterated again that they will keep Call of Duty titles multiplatformer.

Microsoft Gaming boss Phil Spencer echoed previous statements on the Same Brain podcast. “We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation,” he said.

The Xbox boss commented on the acquisition when elaborating on their future lineup, and likened the Xbox as more of a platform rather than a home console.

“As long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship to, our intent is that we continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation,” Spencer said. The Gaming CEO then likened their intent with Call of Duty to how they’re handling Minecraft, which they also own now.

“Similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft, since we’ve owned that, we’ve expanded the places people can play Minecraft,” Spencer said. “We haven’t reduced the places, and it’s been good for the Minecraft community in my opinion, and I want to do the same as we think about where Call of Duty can go.”

The latest for the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reboot, was just released on October 28th, 2022 across Windows PC (via Battle.net and Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.



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