Spencer once again pledges that COD will not become Xbox-exclusive

Spencer once again pledges that COD will not become Xbox-exclusive

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has once again addressed concerns that the Call of Duty franchise will not be coming to PlayStation if Microsoft completes its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Speaking on the Same Brains YouTube channel, the exec said that the firm was not going to be taking the shooter giant away from PlayStation. Spencer went on to say that Call of Duty would be released on Sony's console as long as they exist.

“We're not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation," he said. "That's not our intent. Our intent is not to do that and as long as there's a PlayStation out there to ship to, our intent is that we'll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation. Similar to what we've done with Minecraft since we owned that.”

Spencer has said previously that Call of Duty will be coming to PlayStation for "several more years," something that Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan was not happy with at all.

In the UK – and rumours say in the EU, too – there is going to be a deeper investigation into Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard.

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