Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard and all of its studios and franchises, including Call of Duty. If the deal gets done, Activision president Rob Kostich believes the Call of Duty franchise stands to benefit by virtue of being able to leverage Microsoft’s vast resources.
“Being able to tap into Microsoft’s technology and suite of tools would benefit our teams to create even greater, more immersive experiences for our players,” Kostich told Games Beat. “Ultimately, it’s about bringing our development team’s creative visions to life in this hyper competitive environment.”
Kostich went on to say that being acquired by Microsoft is an “extraordinary opportunity” for Activision Blizzard. He wouldn’t discuss the buyout much further, however, saying, “We still need to allow the regulatory process to run its course.”