Call of Duty could jump from Xbox and PS5 to other machines, but which ones?

The purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has Call of Duty fans in suspense, especially those of PlayStation, who see the franchise’s presence on their consoles in danger. So it is normal that with each new statement by Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s video game division, many fear that sooner or later the North American franchise will end up belonging exclusively to the Xbox territory.

Call of Duty could jump from Xbox and PS5 to other machines

PlayStation, nothing to fear?

But of course, those same fans who live in fear should meet Phil Spencer, a character who has been characterized by something that is for being tremendously friendly with the rest of the competitors, whom he does not hesitate to congratulate if he thinks they have done something right. Another thing is what happens behind closed doors, where the American takes out his fangs and makes it very clear what the limits of his franchises are.

The fact is that in the last few hours Phil has once again shown his loquacity in the media and has not hesitated to throw another bone for us to entertain ourselves with. On this occasion, his message has not been restrictive towards the Call of Duty franchise but the other way around, quite expansive because, although he has not referred to a possible exclusive on Xbox and the departure of PlayStation, he has preferred to open horizons and make a wish: where would you like to see the Activision franchise succeed?

Specifically, Phil Spencer has said that ” Call of Duty specifically will be available on PlayStation. I would love to see it on the Switch , I would love to see the game on many different screens. Our intention is to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft .”

A global Call of Duty

Sure enough, the key is Minecraft . From the beginning of the agreement between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, many advanced that the Redmond plans would not be restrictive and, on the contrary, they would seek to end up conquering any device on which a video game could be run. We will not say that a cash register as in the case of Doom , but consoles, computers, smartphones, tablets and even Smart TV.

Call of Duty Warzone.

Microsoft is aware that the smallest market for video games is that of consoles and that a large part of the business pie resides in mobile devices, where nearly 2.8 billion people around the world are permanently hooked in one way or another . The rest, up to 3,000, are users of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo machines, both current and previous generations, so…

Proof of this is that Phil Spencer himself wants to make it clear by stating that “this opportunity [the acquisition] is really about mobile for us […] If we think of the three billion people who play video games, there are only about 200 million homes with a console. That is, they will continue to expand the Warzone leg of Call of Duty and others that may appear in the future.

In the case of Switch, obviously, it is a necessary step to be present in 100% of homes with consoles and it would return to the fold of the Japanese almost a decade after its last installment, after the launch for Wii U of Call of Duty . Duty Ghosts at the end of 2013. So seeing what Microsoft wants to do, if you’re a PlayStation gamer , don’t be afraid of trivial issues like exclusivity. In Xbox they do not seem to be in the business of taking off sales, income and profits.