After controversy and speculation, Brad Smith, president of Microsoft published on the company’s blog some renovations that will be made in the new version of the Microsoft Store and incidentally, addressed the recent purchase of Activision Blizzard, where he made it very clear that Call Of Duty will continue to be available to be played on PlayStation.
This puts an end to rumors that the game would become exclusive to Xbox, since Smith even said that they committed to Sony to continue releasing the game in the future, even after the agreement currently held by Activision Blizzard and the creator of the PlayStation, which will end in 2023.
Now another of the relevant news is that the CEO also stated that they are interested in making a version of the game for Nintendo consoles, so in the coming years it could reach the Switch.
On other issues of the purchase, Brad Smith said that they will be “totally open” to answer all the questions that the regulatory authorities have about the purchase of Activision Blizzard, even if they are made publicly. This, under the context in which, the purchase could be completed in fiscal year 2023, after all legal issues are concluded.
Almost a month ago, on January 18, it was announced that Microsoft Gaming acquired Activision Blizzard through a financial operation amounting to 68,700 million dollars, by buying each share for 95 dollars.
Activision Blizzard has among its catalog video games that over the years have become classics, such as Call Of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Starcraft, Diablo, among many others, which are expected to be available on the Xbox Game Pass in the short term.
“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.”
– Brad Smith, President of Microsoft