Activision Blizzard games will continue to launch on PlayStation and Switch beyond the foreseeable future, Microsoft has today confirmed. This comes from Microsoft's president Brad Smith, who confirmed that the games will continue to have cross-platform launched "beyond existing agreements".
This comes after the company has already promised to adhere to previous agreements, seeing big titles reach PlayStation players as well as Xbox. This makes the Activision Blizzard acquisition quite different from that of Bethesda's, which saw highly anticipated games such as Starfield go Xbox and PC exclusive immediately.
It's noteworthy that this new commitment doesn't come with much fanfare from Microsoft's side. It was instead spotted in a blog post concerning the company's adherence to marketplace competition laws. It's possible that Microsoft has run into some issues while seeking regulatory approval for the Activision Blizzard merger, and has therefore had to issue this statement in order to comply with the rules.
"As a company, we continue to be more focused on adapting to regulation than fighting against it", writes Smith in the blog post. "Microsoft will continue to make Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles available on PlayStation through the term of any existing agreement with Activision. And we have committed to Sony that we will also make them available on PlayStation beyond the existing agreement."
"We are also interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform. We believe this is the right thing for the industry, for gamers and for our business."
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