Boss Wants to Keep Call Of Duty On PlayStation
You may have felt a little sweaty when you first heard about the Activision acquisition. Now, you might be wondering if Call Of Duty would still exist as a multiplatform title once those inks dry. The Xbox boss Phil Spencer has some thoughts to share.
Spencer said that Activision Blizzard’s studios and teams have enjoyed a wealth of joy and respect over many decades. Although the acquisition is not complete, Microsoft was willing to splash the cash in order to acquire the “incredible catalogue” of titles that Activision has. This move also integrates subsidiaries such as Infinity Ward and Toys for Bob into Xbox Game Studios. Crash, Spyro, and Master Chief are now Xbox mascots. This is a sentence that I never imagined I would write.
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It’s difficult to predict the effects of such a dramatic change in direction for Activision or Microsoft on the industry. Activision is home to heavyweights such as Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Call Of Duty. It’s not unreasonable to speculate that these games will become exclusive to the Xbox or PC just like Starfield. This would be a big deal, considering how close Call Of Duty has been to PlayStation in the past.
“Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony,” said Spencer in a post to Twitter. “I confirmed that we intend to honor all agreements regarding Activision Blizzard’s acquisition and that we want to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an integral part of our industry and we appreciate our relationship with them.
Even though the process has yet to begin officially, it has had a significant effect on Sony. The announcement caused the stock price of Sony to plummet by 13%, thereby reducing the company’s market capitalization by $20 billion. What was the response A representative for Microsoft provided the following statement to the Wall Street Journal: “We expect Microsoft to abide by contractual arrangements and continue to ensure Activision gaming is multiplatform.” Oof. Well. If I ever saw one, it’s a wait-and-see situation.