Will Activision games continue to release on PlayStation consoles once Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision goes through? That's the question on everyone's minds right now, and the team in green itself likely doesn't even know for sure just yet either. However, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has today taken to Twitter following discussions with Sony bigwigs. He has expressed his desire "to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation".

The complete quote reads as follows: "Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship."

For starters, Spencer backs up what Sony said in a brief statement earlier today. A spokesperson responded to Microsoft's intentions to purchase Activision by saying: "We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform." The most obvious agreement would be the marketing deal Sony currently has with the Call of Duty franchise, which provides PS5, PS4 players with early access to betas and in-game goodies.

It's the second point that remains — perhaps deliberately — vague. You could take the quote as Spencer basically saying all new Call of Duty titles after the acquisition will still release on Sony platforms. But then again, doesn't simply continuing to support the free-to-play game Warzone also satisfy his comment?

It's nice and all of Phil Spencer to pay Sony some lip service, stating Microsoft values its relationship with the PlayStation maker, but we're still no closer to working out where PS5, PS4 players stand with Activision going forward. However, since Spencer only mentions the Call of Duty series, it might be worth forgetting about any other Activision titles releasing on Sony systems. Call of Duty seems to be the only contentious point in this buyout, and any other IPs will be exclusive to Xbox platforms.

[source twitter.com]