Phil Spencer is once again discussing the future of the Call of Duty franchise and its potential availability on PlayStation devices. This time, while speaking to the Same Brain YouTube channel, Spencer promised that Call of Duty games would continue to be released on Sony consoles “as long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship to.”
“We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation… That’s not our intent,” Spencer said. “Our intent is not to do that and as long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship to, our intent is that we’ll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation – similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft since we owned that. We’ve expanded the places where people can play Minecraft, we haven’t reduced the places. And it’s been good, it’s been good for the Minecraft community – in my opinion – and we want to do the same when we think where Call of Duty can go over the years.”
Still, Microsoft’s potential acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is expected to have a massive impact on Xbox’s Game Pass subscription service. Without specifically mentioning Call of Duty, Spencer explained that this deal would see the introduction of many popular games to the service.
“For Xbox itself, players who have invested in our console, the biggest addition you’re going to see is some great games coming to Game Pass,” Spencer said. “This isn’t going to be about pulling those communities off of those other platforms. But I want it to be a great place to see those games.”
At this time, Microsoft’s potential purchase of Activision-Blizzard is being heavily scrutinized and analyzed by numerous regulatory bodies, including the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A final ruling from the CMA is expected this coming Spring.
(All information was provided by Eurogamer)