Microsoft officials have confirmed that Call of Duty will continue on Playstation following the announcement that the tech giant will purchase Activision Blizzard.
The $68.7 billion (£50.57 billion) transaction aroused concerns about the future of the popular shooter video game brand, which is popular on both PlayStation and Xbox. On Thursday, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer tweeted that the game would be available on Sony platforms in the future. "Had some productive calls with Sony leaders this week," Spencer said in an external post.
"Upon the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, I confirmed our intention to honor all current agreements, as well as our wish to preserve Call of Duty on PlayStation."
"Sony is an important part of our industry, and our partnership is vital to us," he continued.
Activision Blizzard, the maker of Call of Duty, is set to be purchased by Microsoft for about $70 billion.
Microsoft will assume control of game titles including Call of Duty, Warcraft, and Overwatch as part of the deal, which is anticipated to close in 2023.
Microsoft believes that it will assist them in expanding their game business across mobile, PC, and console platforms, as well as offering metaverse building blocks.
Call of Duty began in 2003 with World War II-themed games but has since expanded to include games set in the Cold War, the 1980s, future realms, and outer space.