Microsoft Wants The Same Version of Call of Duty Available On All Platforms
Microsoft plans on making the same version of Call of Duty available across all platforms, just like Minecraft.
Speaking in an interview, Microsoft Gaming CEO, Phil Spencer, discussed that, in the event that the Activision Blizzard King acquisition goes through, the software giant is interested in making the same version of Call of Duty available across all platforms.
Spencer clarified that this means Call of Duty titles released on platforms other than Xbox will feature the same content, and there will be no exclusive skins, Missions, and privileges available in the Xbox version. He put emphasis on the idea that Microsoft wants Xbox to be a platform, and not just a console. According to him, the Activision Blizzard King acquisition will help with this approach.
On the matter of exclusivity, the Microsoft Gaming CEO stated that, looking forward, he believes people playing more games across more devices is just where gaming is going. He pointed out games like Roblox and Genshin Impact, Fortnite, Minecraft as games that are playable across all of sorts of screens. Spencer said that he’s really happy with his company making consoles, and that he loves playing in games in his living room using a controller. Therefore, he doesn’t want that console experience to go away, and remains committed to it.
Previously it was reported that Microsoft is all set to propose a new deal to the CMA and European Commission, which would thereby allow all future Activision titles to release on all platforms for a 10 year period. According to UK-based specialist news service, Equity Report, Microsoft is looking to propose a package to European Commission, and likely the CMA, that will compromise the availability of a ten-year license for all Activision Blizzard King games on competing platforms. The remedy is said to be marked tested, and the software giant expects the acceptance of a majority of the market with one or two exceptions.