Microsoft promises Call of Duty for Nintendo consoles in a surprise 10-year deal

Urich Lawson

Nintendo fans hope it will be super popular Call of duty The series finally coming to Switch got an unexpected boost last night. That’s when the head of Microsoft Xbox was Phil Spencer announce The company has reached a “10-year commitment to making it happen.” Call of duty to Nintendo after the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Advertising comes along Similar ad promising to keep it Call of duty on Steam for the same amount of time.

If the “10-year commitment” part of those announcements sounds familiar, it probably dates back to the same time period that Microsoft officially offered to keep Call of duty franchise on PlayStation consoles. This followed a September offer to keep Call of duty on PlayStation for an additional three years, which Sony called insufficient in public statements. But Spencer went much further in his public statements, saying in October that Microsoft would continue to ship the PlayStation Call of duty “As long as there’s a PlayStation out there to ship to.”

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Nintendo’s announcement is even more surprising, considering that Call of duty It has not appeared on a Nintendo console since Ghosts call of duty Wii U hit in 2013. That game came one year later Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 It became a surprise launch title for the ill-fated console.

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From a business perspective, the best-selling Switch is a much more attractive target for Activision and/or Microsoft than the Wii U ever was. But the adapter’s limited hardware power makes it Call of duty Something of a misfit for a series that has always aimed for top-of-the-line presentation on modern consoles and PC.

Then again, the limited power of hardware didn’t stop a series of Call of Duty mini-conversions for the Nintendo DS until 2011. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Challenge. Other developers have turned to streaming versions to make their high-end games available on Switch, especially in Japan.

Modern FPS titles from Warface And the the death Low-res ports have seen a hit on the Switch in recent years with mixed results. But the constant rumors of a more powerful Switch 2 in the coming years will certainly dampen any potential Call of duty Ports below lift development.

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Possibility of a Switch version of Call of duty It didn’t exactly come out of nowhere for Microsoft. Speaking at the October WSJ Live event, Spencer said, “When I think about our plans, I like to see that [Call of Duty] On Switch and playable on many different screens. And around the same time, he said that “this opportunity is really about mobile” and the 3 billion potential customers who can play. Call of duty on a smart phone.

“Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people — however they choose to play,” Spencer said in his announcement Tuesday night.


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