Xbox announced on its website that it plans to release Activision titles like Call of Duty on Game Pass and PlayStation 2

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Xbox has promised that the Activision Blizzard Call of Duty series will remain cross-platform once the acquisition is approved.

Phil Spencer reiterated Xbox’s plans in a Microsoft blog post opened on September 1.

We’ve heard that this deal could drive franchises like Call of Duty away from where people are currently playing them, Spencer wrote. For this reason, as I told you before, we are committed to making the same version of Call of Duty available the same day the game starts and continues. We will allow people to play with each other as well as across multiple platforms and devices.

In honor of this commitment, Spencer explained how Xbox has continued to support Minecraft on all platforms since its acquisition of Mojang in 2014.

And of course, Spencer also repeated previous statements that Microsoft is planning to build a much-loved memory library, including Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty, which may soon be accessible in Game Pass.

The Spencers’ blogs are coming soon as Microsoft and Sony defend against the planned alumni takeover of Activision. According to Sony, Microsoft’s Call of Duty maker is anti-competitive, so many people may be mistaken to acquire the Call of Dutyon game pass elsewhere. Microsoft, among others, responded by saying that PlayStation pays blocking fees to block games from GamePass and other subscription services.

The deal continues to go through regulators around the world, but Spencer is certainly trying to figure out how Xbox plays Activision.

In a post, Spencer noted that Xbox intends to leverage Activision Blizzard’s experience in mobile games to teach us how to make a mobile game. Since the announcement of the acquisition, Spencer has explained how Microsoft’s gaming plans expand to around three billion people who play games on all devices, including mobile.

Spencer added that Microsoft intends to continue using its cloud game streaming technology to make mobile devices available such as Activision Blizzards. He also said it would apply to devices people already own, i.e. smart TVs, laptops.

In a separate press release, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick updated his pending acquisition, saying the process with all regulators is generally going well as planned. Finally, it still says the deal will be done by June 2023, which was the window Microsoft mentioned last month.

The biggest question for the deal – what can be done if it’s done? The embattled director was arrested following an alleged hijacking of a unique work culture at Activision. Since 2021, a number of employees and contractors have been accused of sexual misconduct, harassment, unequal pay, and more. Kotick was chastised not only for knowing about these events, but for working hard to hide them. Several complaints filed for Kotick to resign. Even if he remains in his leadership role, it is not yet clear whether he will leave with the conclusion of the agreement.

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