Following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has officially entered into a “10-year commitment” to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer shared the news on Twitter, confirming that Microsoft will continue to offer Call of Duty titles on Steam even after the deal ends.
– Bill Spencer (@XboxP3) December 7, 2022
The last time a major Call of Duty title appeared on a Nintendo console was 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which made its way to the Wii U. Since then, Nintendo’s franchises have fallen behind when it comes to sales. Sports owners of all time.
In October 2022, Spencer stated that he wanted to see Call of Duty on Switch and that the Xbox’s goal was to “treat Call of Duty like Minecraft”. Now that plan appears to be in motion.
The news comes at a time when many eyes are on Microsoft and Activision’s Blizzard deal, and many are focused on what the merger means for the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation. Call of Duty will ship on PlayStation until PlayStation ships, Spencer said, and reports have surfaced that Microsoft will hold Sony to a similar 10-year deal on the platform.
Call of Duty is one of the more popular games in this deal that few worry about and other similar AAA titles that lock into the same platform will be widely. Microsoft has denied the allegations, and many of its comments have been made public.
“We will continue to pursue Sony and Tencent in the market after the deal closes, and Activision and Xbox together will benefit gamers and developers and make the industry more competitive,” Microsoft spokesman David Goody said.
Microsoft and Activision’s Blizzard deal is currently under review by the FTC and regulators in Europe and the UK. Both sides have until July 2023 to complete the deal or face a renegotiation of the deal.
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