In a new interview with EuroGamer, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra was asked about why Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 have not yet announced that they’re supporting the Xbox One X.
Many developers this past week at gamescom announced their support for Xbox One X with their new titles launching this fall. Activision was a notable exception on the list.
As we all know, both Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 have marketing agreements with Sony PlayStation. Activision has already confirmed both the games will support enhanced 4K and HDR for the PlayStation 4 Pro, but no information regarding Xbox One X support has been stated.
Microsoft has now stated that it’ll be up to Activision to announce how their titles will support Xbox One X.
I’d say we are working with all developers, including the ones you named to make sure the best versions are on Xbox One X and it’s up to them when they want to actually talk about what, if anything, they are doing.
I would say, we work with those developers all the time. We want to align with their messaging and what they want to say, when they want to say it. We work with them on timing, how we can help them optimise… there’s a group in my organisation called Advanced Technology Group which works with these developers on Xbox One X. We dock to their timelines and align to their communication plans. I can’t comment on any limitations they might have.
Some folks have suggested that because of Activision and Sony’s marketing agreement, Activision has not been able to announce Xbox One X support. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra says he has ‘no direct knowledge’ of Sony stopping any developer from announcing support.
If Activision does announce Xbox One X support, we will share a new post. Stay tuned.