Call of Duty Will Stay On PlayStation as Long as the Platform Exists, Confirms Phil Spencer

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Xbox head Phil Spencer has revealed that Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation as long as the platform exists, alleviating fears that PlayStation owners may have had amid Microsoft’s plans of acquiring Activision Blizzard and gaining control of some of the world’s biggest game franchises. Spencer made the promise during a recent interview with the Same Brain YouTube channel, stating that future installments of the franchise will continue to appear on Sony’s consoles “as long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship to.” The executive previously said that Call of Duty would remain on PlayStation for “at least several more years” beyond Sony’s existing deal, but Spencer’s latest remarks imply that Microsoft has no real plans to ever make it an exclusive.

Spencer’s latest thoughts on Call of Duty, as heard by Eurogamer:

We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation‚Ķ That’s not our intent. 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.

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