According to IGN, Spencer was queried about the shooter series again, and when informed that he was under oath, he doubled down. Spencer said “PlayStation” the first time, then “PlayStation 5” the second time. It’s unclear whether this was an oversight or whether he was being clever and only committed to current PlayStation systems, with anything after that not having the same assurance.
“I would raise my hand,” said Spencer. “I will do whatever it takes. We have no plan. I’m making a commitment standing here that we will not pull Call of Duty — it is my testimony — from PlayStation. Sony has to allow us to ship the game on their platform. But absent any of that, my commitment is, and my testimony is that we will continue to ship future versions of Call of Duty on Sony’s PlayStation 5.”
In response to claims that Microsoft could destroy Call of Duty on PlayStation systems, he stated that developing a “high-quality game for Xbox and somehow a lower-quality game” for PlayStation would harm Microsoft’s reputation and profitability.
Regardless, Microsoft has previously offered to retain Call of Duty on PlayStation. One of these agreements called for the series to remain on PlayStation for “several more years,” which Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan described as “inadequate on many levels.” Microsoft then offered a 10-year extension, which Sony declined. Nintendo, on the other hand, accepted the agreement.
The trial has been filled with discussions over exclusivity. Indiana Jones will be an Xbox and PC exclusive, however, it is unclear whether The Outer Worlds 2 and The Elder Scrolls 6 will be released on PlayStation.