What will happen to Call of Duty after acquisition of ABK? Here's what Xbox boss says

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Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has just reiterated his commitment to parity for Call of Duty on all platforms and answered the million-dollar question everyone has after the Activision acquisition: what will happen to the franchise in other gaming consoles?

Speaking in an internal Xbox podcast, Spencer stated that the company has “no goal of somehow using Call of Duty to get you to buy an Xbox console.” That means, there won’t be any exclusive experience or downloadable content on the game that will only arrive on the green console.

Watch the full podcast below:

Not too long ago, Microsoft wrapped up the long-lasting saga of its $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition deal

It wasn’t an easy ride: many were afraid that Microsoft would turn ABK’s games, like Call of Duty, into an Xbox exclusive or launched experiences that only the green console gamers have. 

Spencer said he has a lot of respect for the companies and the games they make. He believes that they have had a positive impact on the world, and he is excited to have them join the Xbox family.

“As one team, we’ll learn, innovate, and continue to deliver on our promise to bring the joy and community of gaming to more people,” he says. 

Though, it is unlikely that we will see Call of Duty games on Xbox Game Pass anytime soon. Microsoft is, rightfully so, being cautious about this, and it will take a few months for them to prepare to launch the game on the subscription service. 

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