Call of Duty on the Switch? Xbox wants to bring the franchise to Nintendo after takeover
Microsoft is committed to bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles after successfully acquiring Activision Blizzard – and will do so for at least ten years.
The Nintendo Switch is called to duty
Speaking on Twitter, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer said, “Microsoft has made a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King.”
So it’s not a rough plan or a vague idea. It will happen once the takeover is complete.
Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to @Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play. @ATVI_AB
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 7, 2022
“Microsoft is committed to bringing more games to more people – however they choose to play,” added Spencer. In a second tweet, he explained that the commitment also applies to PC gamers.
“I’m also pleased to confirm that Microsoft is committed to continuing to offer Call of Duty on Steam concurrently with Xbox after we complete the merger with Activision Blizzard King.”
A Call of Duty on a Nintendo platform was last seen in 2013 when Call of Duty: Ghosts came out on the Wii U. That was almost ten years ago. In which year the franchise will finally come back to Nintendo consoles, Spencer could not answer in detail.
He told the Washington Post that the acquisition is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023 and only after that can development work begin. So it will take a while. Maybe Call of Duty will even come out for the successor to the Switch.
A new game should then appear simultaneously on Switch, PC, Xbox and PlayStation. Since more players means more revenue, there are no plans to exclude any particular platform in the future.