Phil Spencer confirms: Call of Duty will always come to PlayStation

A few weeks ago we told you that the European Union is analyzing in depth the possible purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, and that it was in a complicated situation due to the campaign that Sony had started, centered around an understandable fear and accompanied of a marked hypocrisy, since you will all remember the “first on PlayStation” which has been associated with Call of Duty for years.

Microsoft is clear that it wants to buy Activision Blizzard, and is willing to do whatever it takes to do so, there is no doubt about this. The Redmond giant has tried to calm the controversy that Sony sparked in the face of the possibility that Call of Duty would disappear from the PlayStation catalog, and it has done so in a very curious way, committing to bring said franchise to the Sony console while it exists.

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has said it clearly in an interview, and he has been so clear because he wants to prevent Sony from having any kind of argument or double interpretation to cling to in order to continue hindering the purchase operation. of Activision Blizzard by the Redmond giant.

According to Spencer, they are not going to deprive PlayStation of Call of Duty, and he has said that “As long as PlayStation exists, our intention is to continue launching this franchise on said console”. This represents a total commitment on the part of the head of the Xbox division, and having been released publicly when the investigation process of the possible purchase of Activision Blizzard is being carried out, it represents, as you may have imagined, much more than a simple statement, it’s a compromise, and I have no doubt that Microsoft will use it to support future arguments.

On the other hand, the executive also said that would like to bring the Call of Duty saga to Nintendo Switchsomething that would not be impossible, but that would be very complicated due to a simple technical issue, and that is that said console has hardware specifications that do not allow a direct conversion, reducing resolution and graphic quality, it would be necessary to carry out an optimization and adaptation process to adjust the franchise to the possibilities of said console.

After these statements by the head of Xbox, which, as I said, leave no doubt open, I can’t help but wonder what arguments Sony will try to use to continue hindering the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Something tells me that it won’t be long before we get out of doubt, but in the end I see the end of all this more clearly, and I smell that Microsoft will end up getting away with it.

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