Activision is being retaliated against by Sony. After Blizzard’s acquisition, the company expects games to continue to be released on the PS5 and PS4

Activision is being retaliated against by Sony. After Blizzard’s acquisition, the company expects games to continue to be released on the PS5 and PS4

It’s a very short and corporate response that gives little away, but it does suggest Sony expects Activision games to hit PlayStation 5 and PS4 beyond the closure of the deal at some point next year. Whether that actually happens, though, will be in the hands of Microsoft as the Call of Duty maker begins reporting to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer. Any titles released before that closure should still be free to release on PS5, PS4 — at the moment, that just seems to include the rumoured Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from Infinity Ward.

Sony released a statement this morning in response to Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision. “We expect Microsoft to adhere by contractual commitments and continue to ensure Activision titles are multiplatform,” Sony said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal via a representative.

Microsoft has already proven in the past it will honour active contracts and deals when it takes control of companies. For example, it didn’t stop Deathloop from releasing as a PS5 console exclusive last year, and it hasn’t gotten in the way of Ghostwire: Tokyo out of Bethesda either. We don’t know how long left Sony still has on the Call of Duty marketing deal, so this is one of those contracts that’s up for debate in the future.

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