The number one in the division Microsoft's Xbox, Phil Spencer, said he was ready to commit to Sony to leave the bone of contention or, Call of Duty recently at the center of the controversy of the acquisition by Microsoft of the company Activision Blizzard which owns the IP.
Speaking on The Verge podcast, DecoderSpencer said he was ready to make a long-term commitment to keeping IP in the world as well PlayStation if this move made both Sony and American regulators happy, as Microsoft continues to await approval for the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
I think the idea of signing a contract that contains the word 'forever' is trivial but to make a long-term commitment where Sony would be comfortable, the regulators would be comfortable, I would have no problem doing it.
Commented the manager, then going on to specify (to avoid "gaps" or possible misinterpretations in your statements):
We think Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation as long as players want to play Call of Duty on PlayStation. And that's not a competitive threat against PlayStation, it's just a pragmatic way of looking at it.
At that point the interviewer and host of the Podcast, Nilay Patel pressed him, suggesting that to circumvent such “gamers craving” Microsoft could propose access to COD only via streaming and not via physical disc or digital installation of the title but Spencer promptly replied with:
Call of Duty native to PlayStation, not tied to whether they need to connect to the Game Pass service. If they want a streaming version of Call of Duty, we could do it too, just like we do on our consoles sure but we don't want to hide behind a masquerade. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 going big on PlayStation, going big on Xbox next game, next, next, next game, next, next… native, on the platform, without having to subscribe to Game Pass. Sony does not have to port the Xbox Game Pass service to its platform for players to access it. There is nothing hidden. We want to keep Call of Duty running on PlayStation, without any kind of weird gimmicks.
We'll see how the story develops.Fonte: The Verge