Microsoft Confirms Call of Duty To Stay On "Competing Platforms"

Following Microsoft's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard in January 2022, the tech giant has put rumours surrounding the exclusivity of the Call of Duty franchise to rest.

The publisher behind Warzone and annual releases such as Vanguard joining Microsoft's portfolio received a mixed reception from the gaming industry, leading many fans of the shooter series to question whether releases will ever appear on PlayStation again.

In a blog post published on February 9, Microsoft's Brad Smith has confirmed the acquisition will see Call of Duty appear on PlayStation consoles beyond Sony's existing agreement.

Call of Duty Xbox Exclusive
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Call of Duty Xbox Exclusive

Within the blog post, Smith reveals "Microsoft will continue to make Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles available on PlayStation" during the remainder of Sony's current deal and "beyond the existing agreement and into the future."

In addition to maintaining PlayStation availability, Microsoft reveals its interest in "taking similar steps" with Nintendo, eyeing up the possibility of future Call of Duty releases appearing on Switch.

Will Call of Duty Launch on Switch?

With Microsoft revealing an interest in bringing Activision Blizzard titles to Nintendo's "successful platform," there's every chance past and future Call of Duty titles will appear on the eShop. Until then, it's best to assume that Microsoft is talking about other Activision Blizzard franchises that are better suited to that particular console.

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