Activision games will stay multiplatform
Now that Microsoft has revealed its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard, the natural question is what such an acquisition might mean for the availability of major franchises like Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms.
Sony does not seem particularly worried about losing the Activision Blizzard catalogue, and the publisher has also stated that there are no plans to pull any games from any platform.
- Sony stock dipped following the announcement of the acquisition
- Crash Bandicoot used to be PlayStation's unofficial mascot
- Call of Duty is a regular best-seller on PlayStation
- Microsoft is likely to make some games exclusive to Xbox and PC
No removals: “We will honor all existing commitments post-close. As with Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, we have no intent to remove any content from platforms where it exists today,” said Activision.
Multiplatform: Sony told the Wall Street Journal that existing contractual agreements will help keep franchises multiplatform, and Microsoft has indicated Activision Blizzard's catalogue will remain multiplatform.
Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, spoke out on Twitter last night, saying he "had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.