A huge sigh of relief for PlayStation-owning Call of Duty fans.
Despite the recent $69 Billion acquisition of Activision by Microsoft, the company is committed to releasing at least the next three Call of Duty games on both Xbox and PlayStation, reports Bloomberg. According to the report, Microsoft plans to honor existing agreements between Activision and Sony and won't make the Call of Duty franchise exclusive for Xbox anytime soon.
The same report claims that the list of the next three CoD games includes a new Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward, coming later this year, the next Call of Duty game from Treyarch, and a “planned new iteration” of Call of Duty: Warzone. The exclusivity status of the franchise after the aforementioned trio is released remains unknown.
Previously, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer had expressed the desire to keep the franchise multiplatform, confirming the "intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation." "Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship," Spencer added.