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Over the last few months we have seen a lot of back and forth regarding the potential acquisition of Activision Blizzard King. There is still some resistance regarding the merger, with Sony particularly unhappy about the company that makes Xbox acquiring some of the biggest franchises on the planet.
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One of these franchises that would be acquired by Microsoft would be Call of Duty. Call of Duty is still, to this day, one of the most popular gaming franchises on the planet, if not the most popular. Most recently they released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and it managed to surpass the $1 billion mark within ten days, a record for the franchise.
One thing that has caused a bit of worry regarding this potential acquisition is whether or not the franchise would become an Xbox exclusive, however a recent tweet from the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer suggests quite the opposite.
Is Call of Duty Coming to Nintendo Switch?
As you can see in the image above, it looks as though Microsoft have agreed to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles for the next ten years. I am no technical expert, so I’m not too sure how you will get this to run on the Nintendo Switch but it looks as though it is coming. the most obvious way would be via could streaming.
It’s certainly worth noting that there is no time scale for when the game will be coming to the console, or which version of the game it will be. We could simply see some of the older remastered titles introduced at first, or maybe even Warzone 2.0 – the free-to-play Battle Royale game.
Although we are still unsure on what this means for the games coming to Switch, we know it’s now a matter of when and not if. This will also be the first time a Call of Duty has been on a Nintendo console in nearly ten years, the last one would have been Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2013 releasing on the Wii U.
Nintendo and Microsoft Sign Binding Legal Agreement for Call of Duty
Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, Brad Smith, put out the above statement on the 21st of February. This looks as though the previous tweet by Phil Spencer has been put into action and is now a legally binding commitment from Microsoft to deliver Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch.
Although the statement above states it will be the same day as Xbox, with full feature and content, we are still unaware when this will begin or if it is set to start from the next Call of Duty game.
This remains a story to keep an eye on.