Microsoft Makes Massive Vow to PlayStation and Nintendo Following Stunning Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Published 02/09/2022, 2:37 PM EST

Following the commencement of Microsoft, a new concern has affected PlayStation owners. Microsoft creating a sole monopoly out of the Call of Duty franchise is a real possibility. PlayStation players could lose out on gameplay content and Sony could lose billions of dollars if COD were ever to become an Xbox exclusive.

Considering this obvious concern in everyone’s mind, Microsoft has decided to answer the queries on their official blog site. They have addressed some important questions with regard to their latest acquisition, and here are the relevant details.

Microsoft reassures everyone about the future of Call of Duty franchise for PlayStation consoles

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Ever since the deal took place, there were concerns about the Call of Duty franchise becoming an Xbox exclusive. This would have left PlayStation users disheartened. Sony had also commented on this deal previously where a spokesperson speaking to the Wall Street Journal had said, “We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform.” 

Furthermore, Phil Spencer, the Xbox CEO, had also reaffirmed with a tweet that Microsoft has the “desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.” 

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In a recent addition to their blog, Microsoft President and Vice-Chair, Brad Smith, has further assured the fans that they will live up to this promise and continue producing COD titles and content for PlayStation users.

The blog reads, “Microsoft will continue to make Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles available on PlayStation through the term of any existing agreement with Activision. And we have committed to Sony that we will also make them available on PlayStation beyond the existing agreement and into the future so that Sony fans can continue to enjoy the games they love.” 

They have also reassured that they will take similar steps for Nintendo as well. The blog further elaborates, “We are also interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform. We believe this is the right thing for the industry, for gamers and for our business.”

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Do you think Microsoft will be able to live up to their promise? Let us know in the comments.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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