Xbox boss Phil Spencer has reiterated that future Call of Duty games—a franchise that now falls under the Microsoft umbrella thanks to its recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard—will have 100 percent parity when it comes to content on all platforms.
Caught by CharlieIntel, Spencer stated during a recent episode of the Xbox Podcast that Microsoft has no plans to try and get players to buy Xbox consoles through Call of Duty. According to Spencer, this means that the Xbox release of Call of Duty will not see any exclusive maps, skins, or other content.
During the same podcast episode, Spencer had also stated that, despite the merger between the two companies being complete, Activision Blizzard games won’t be coming to Game Pass until at least 2024.
While Activision Blizzard now falls inside the greater Microsoft umbrella, the company’s CEO, Bobby Kotick, will be staying in his current position until the end of 2023 for “helping with the transition”. Kotick will report directly to Spencer.
Phil Spencer on Call of Duty: He confirms that there will be 100% parity on content for Call of Duty on all platforms
“We have no goal of somehow using Call of Duty to get you to buy an Xbox console.”
Confirms there won’t be a platform exclusive beta anymore for Call of Duty. pic.twitter.com/xxEJQj5edn
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) October 17, 2023