Nintendo and Microsoft have agreed to a 10-year deal under which Call of Duty games would be made available on the Nintendo Switch. There is no stated start date for this agreement, but it cannot happen before the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is finalized, which right now seems a little questionable.
Xbox has confirmed the ten-year contract to deliver Call of Duty titles to Nintendo has been finalized. Microsoft continues to claim that its Activision Blizzard acquisition won’t have a detrimental impact on the video game industry.
The agreement made signifies that Microsoft is keeping its commitment to the Federal Trade Commission to make Call of Duty accessible to other platforms like Nintendo Switch.
The deal was initially announced in December, and now a legally enforceable contract has now been established. Nintendo Switch users will be able to purchase Call of Duty on the same day as Xbox users until the contract exists.
Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft stated,” We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms.”
Although the news doesn’t specifically mention the Nintendo Switch Call of Duty port as it may have some consequences. This is especially true given that it’s difficult to believe the console’s technology could support a game with Call of Duty’s graphic requirements. But, Nintendo’s Switch gaming consoles play a big part in that, so it’s attainable if the device advances in the future.
However, it’s yet unclear whether Call of Duty will be made available on Nintendo Switch or whether another method, such as cloud gaming, would be used. Whatever the case would be, Microsoft is striving to finalize the acquisition in every way possible.