Activision wants to release at least three new Call of Duty games on both Microsoft and Sony consoles. This should make fans happy, as they were worried that Microsoft would pull the games from Sony and make them Xbox exclusive after the acquisition of the gaming studio.
The CEO of Microsoft, Phil Spencer, told Sony that Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, and that they intend to honor the existing agreements, so it seems that things will not change anytime soon.
The next Call of Duty games will include a new Modern Warfare game from Infinity Ward, another one from Treyarch, and a new version of Call of Duty: Warzone.
But it’s still a long time until Activision will officially become fully owned by Microsoft. This means that the Call of Duty series is still not a clear thing to happen. The purchase will not be closed until Microsoft’s 2023 fiscal year – which starts on the 1st of July and the 30th of June, 2023.
If the acquisition takes place sooner, we still don’t know if Microsoft will plan to make the series an Xbox exclusive in the long term. The previous purchases prove that the company wants to do different approaches for its franchises.
Microsoft – or Sony, as a matter of fact – haven’t said a thing about how long we would see Call of Duty and some other Activision Blizzard games on PlayStation. But since they have granted at least three more games from the Call of Duty series, we might see some others, as well.
As of now, Microsoft will only release Starfield from Bethesda on PC and Xbox, and Minecraft will remain available for many platforms.