Xbox's Phil Spencer Adamant Call Of Duty Will Remain On PlayStation 'Longer Term'

Well, this is a debate for the ages! Once again, Xbox has come out to defend its position regarding the future of Call of Duty, this time via a new Phil Spencer interview with The Verge. Phil seems adamant that Xbox will continue to support CoD on PlayStation well into the future, even touching on a "longer-term commitment" between the two companies.

Here's a brief clip of the conversation, posted out to Twitter:

The Verge brings up whether Microsoft could potentially use game streaming to bring Call of Duty to PlayStation, but Phil quickly bats those suggestions away. The Xbox boss says that while Microsoft would be open to something like Xbox Cloud Gaming on PlayStation, it remains committed to bringing "native" Call of Duty to Sony's platform.

"Native, on the platform, not having to subscribe to Game Pass, Sony does not have to 'take' Game Pass on their platform to make that happen, there's nothing hidden. We want to continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation."

"This idea that we would write a contract that says the word forever in it I think is a little bit silly, but to make a longer-term commitment that Sony would be comfortable with, regulators would be comfortable with, I have no issue with that at all."

Those are some pretty definitive words there from Phil, who explained during the discussion that he's "trying to be as clear as I can be" on the situation. As you can hear in the video, he's of the belief that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation for as long as players want to play on that platform, which sounds like a pretty long time to us!

What do you make of these comments from Phil? Let us know down in the comments!