Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) seems to have decided to end the long-running dispute over the prospects of the Call of Duty series on PlayStation consoles. The information was revealed during the Decoder podcast, hosted by the publication’s Nilay Patel The edge.
Spencer is ready to make a commitment to Sony and the regulators currently reviewing the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard that Call of Duty will remain on the PlayStation.
“I think the whole idea of us making a contract with the word ‘forever’ in it is a bit silly. But to make a long-term commitment that Sony will be happy with, regulators will be happy with, I have no problems at all.”explained Spencer.
The head of Microsoft’s gaming division also emphasized that Call of Duty will remain on the PlayStation without further restrictions. The publisher will continue to not require Sony console owners to subscribe to Game Pass or create artificial restrictions.
“Nobody is behind me. There’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which runs great on PlayStation and Xbox, and then there’s on, on, on, on, on, on. Native platform-specific version without a Game Pass subscription. Sony doesn’t have to put Game Pass on its platform for that.”Spencer closed.
Microsoft has also officially confirmed that Call of Duty will be saved to PlayStation “a commercial imperative for the Xbox business and deal economy” – This is clearly stated in the documents sent to the UK regulator.