Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s gaming division (Phil Spencer), appears to have resolved the long-standing dispute over the future of the Call of Duty series for the PlayStation consoles. The Decoder podcast was hosted by Nilay Patel, The Verge.
Spencer is willing to commit to Sony and regulators. They are currently reviewing the deal between Microsoft, Activision Blizzard and Spencer. Spencer also stated that Call of Duty would remain on the PlayStation.
“The whole idea that we will make a contract with the word “forever” in it, I think, is a little stupid. However, in order to make a long term commitment that Sony is comfortable with regulators will be happy with. I have no problem with this. ”Spencer explained.
Microsoft’s gaming head stressed that Call of Duty is still available on the PlayStation, without any additional restrictions. The publisher will not require Sony console owners who have purchased Game Pass subscriptions to create artificial restrictions in future.
“No one is standing behind me. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is great on Xbox and PlayStation. And then there’s next. Next, next. Next, next. Native platform-specific version, without Game Pass subscription. Sony does not need to have Game Pass installed on its platform to make this happen.Spencer concluded.
Microsoft also confirmed that Call of Duty is now available for saving on PlayStation. “A commercial imperative to the Xbox business” and the deal economy This is clearly stated in documents sent by the British regulator.