Update: Phil Spencer has issued a statement on Twitter today, promising that Xbox will honour any existing agreements while also expressing a "desire" for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation in the future.
Original story: There's been a lot of speculation that Microsoft might be looking to make Activision Blizzard games exclusive to Xbox and PC in the future, but Sony has suggested that it "expects" Microsoft to keep making Activision titles multiplatform.
In a quote issued to The Wall Street Journal, Sony had the following to say:
"We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform."
Now of course, the first part of that statement will likely come true. Microsoft has honoured existing agreements as part of its Bethesda acquisition so far, including a timed console exclusive deal for Deathloop on PS5, but the latter part of the quote seems much more like wishful thinking in the long run.
Sure, Microsoft might "continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform" over the next couple of years, but what happens after those agreements have expired? It ultimately remains to be seen.
The official line from Xbox boss Phil Spencer is that "it’s not our intent to pull communities away from that platform and we remained committed to that," while a recent report from Bloomberg suggested that Microsoft will "keep making some of Activision’s games for PlayStation consoles but will also keep some content exclusive to Xbox."
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