After the torture over whether Microsoft was going to be able to acquire Activision Blizzard and PlayStation’s complaints on this topic ended, Phil Spencer posted on Twitter about the huge alliance that Xbox has in keeping Call of Duty on all platforms, especially Sony.
Microsoft President Brad Smith said: “Since day one of this acquisition, we have been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, platform and game developers, and consumers.
“Even after we cross the finish line for the approval of this agreement, we will remain focused on ensuring that Call of Duty remains available on more platforms and to more consumers than ever before.”
Although several Microsoft figures testified that the idea of making Call of Duty exclusive was never on the table, it remained a sticking point for the PlayStation maker.
As you can see in the tweet below, it’s unclear if Spencer is trying to remind PlayStation of the deal or just letting them know they’ve won the war (not the battle). Although one should also think that Call of Duty belongs on PlayStation more than Xbox despite the purchase.
We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and @PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We look forward to a future where players globally have more choice to play their favorite games.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 16, 2023
The deal can be closed at any time. The US court denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request to further halt Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, paving the way to close the issue.