Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has been very open to talking about Call of Duty’s future with Sony PlayStation after the Activision Blizzard acquisition. He answered questions in Decoder podcast about the game and what the future holds.
A few months ago Microsoft made an offer Sony PlayStion to have Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation for three years after the current agreement between Activision and Sony ends. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan was not happy about the offer. When Xbox boss Phil Spencer was asked about a new offer, he said:
“It’s not about pulling the rug out from underneath the PlayStation 7’s legs at some point, like, haha, you just didn’t write the contract long enough! There’s no contract that could be written that says forever.
Our model is we want to be where players are, especially with franchises the size of Minecraft and Call of Duty. I think our Minecraft history is coming up on eight, nine years and it shows in practice how we will support our customers. That’s what I want to do with Call of Duty.“
Phil Spencer also said “for as long as there is PlayStation and players want to play Call of Duty on it” the record breaking franchise will be available on the platform.