After the unexpected announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, a purchase amounting to 63.7 billion dollars, there is a question that has been on our minds: Will the games of this company become exclusive to Xbox consoles? There are not a few franchises that now belong to Xbox Game Studios, and taking into account the high figure that Microsoft has paid, it would make sense that they would like to reserve the exclusivity of sagas as successful as Call of Duty, but the truth is that the company does not seem to have made such a decisive decision yet.
In fact, in his own xbox official statement It is already being hinted that they will continue to publish Activision Blizzard games on as many platforms as possible: “Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms and we plan to continue supporting those communities in the future”. Does this mean that the company’s video games will continue to be published on consoles such as PS5, PS4 or Nintendo Switch? At least that is what we can interpret from that phrase, although it remains to be seen what that support finally translates into .
via Bloomberg sources:
“Microsoft plans to keep making some of Activisions games for PlayStation consoles but will also keep some content exclusive to Xbox”https://t.co/fG8009c0fd pic.twitter.com/8h4fpIeXrh– Nibel (@Nibellion) January 18, 2022
That yes, that they are going to continue supporting other platforms does not mean that they are going to be left without any type of exclusivity. In Bloomberg they have published an article in which they collect statements from sources close to Xbox and in it they assure that the company led by Phil Spencer will not hesitate to keep exclusive content, while continuing to publish titles on competing platforms: “Microsoft plans to continue creating some of Activision’s games for playstation consoles, but will also keep some Xbox-exclusive content.”
All these details are still up in the air, especially considering that the acquisition still has a long way to go and will not be effective until Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, which ends in June next year.