Call of Duty is hugely popular across Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation gaming consoles.

Sony has a Call of Duty deal in place with Activision for more than five years.

Microsoft on Friday finally confirmed that it will allow popular first person shooter game Call of Duty (CoD) to stay on Sony PlayStation

after the US tech giant gobbled up CoD maker Activision Blizzard for $69 billion.

In a tweet, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said that CoD does have a future on Sony platforms.

“Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honour all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation,

" said Spencer. “Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship,"

he added. There were concerns that CoD may become a Microsoft Xbox exclusive franchise.