The million greenback query ever since Microsoft introduced their settlement to purchase Activision is whether or not we’d proceed to see video games like Call of Duty or Crash Bandicoot on PlayStation consoles sooner or later. Sony has now made an official assertion confirming that some video games can have to stay on PS5 and PS4 for now due to present contracts.
Sony’s Comments on Xbox Exclusivity
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sony stated: “We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform”. This will possible embody video games like Call of Duty for which Sony has the advertising rights and offers for unique content material, though the long run probability of PlayStation exclusive content for Call of Duty is slim. This is the same state of affairs the 2 corporations encountered when Microsoft took over Bethesda, with the timed PS5 exclusivity agreements being honored for Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Microsoft Gaming’s CEO Phil Spencer had already stated it was “not our intent to pull communities away from [PlayStation] and we remained committed to that.” However, there’ll certainly be some titles unique to the Xbox consoles. In an interview with the Washington Post, Spencer did focus on how they might “make sure we have resources to work on franchises that I love from my childhood and that the teams really want to get”. This will imply eradicating builders who’re presently supporting the Call of Duty franchise and letting them unfastened on franchises like King’s Quest, Guitar Hero and even HeXen.
Activision additionally launched an announcement by way of the US SEC that stated “We will honor all existing commitments post close. As with Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, we have no intent to remove any content from platforms where it exists today. […] Activision Blizzard’s games exist on a variety of platforms today, and we plan to continue supporting those communities moving forward.” They later confirmed they couldn’t see this information affecting their present pipeline of video games, which means Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV are nonetheless anticipated to come to PS4 and/or PS5.
In different information, the PlayStation Wrap Up 2021 is reside. Some gamers are having points getting the positioning to work though we suggested a possible fix. Elsewhere, Hogwarts Legacy has been reconfirmed for a 2022 launch regardless of rumors of improvement difficulties pushing it into 2023.