Call of Duty: Microsoft makes 10-year deal with Nintendo official

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The planned takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is still not a done deal. However, Microsoft has already announced a 10-year deal with Nintendo that will bring Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch.

It’s been over a year since Microsoft publicly announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard. The Xbox manufacturer wants to take over the publisher and developer studios behind Call of Duty for almost 70 billion US dollars. However, the takeover still has to be approved by various authorities. At the end of last year, Microsoft tried to calm things down by making a 10-year deal with Nintendo public. Now Microsoft itself confirms the agreement with Nintendo and at the same time announces that Call of Duty coming to Xbox and Nintendo consoles on the same day will appear.

As on the Playstation: Call of Duty should offer the same features on the Nintendo Switch

In addition, all content and features should be identical on both the Xbox and Nintendo consoles, such as the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the shooter, other Activision games should find their way to the Nintendo Switch, according to Microsoft’s Brad Smith. This step is also intended to send a signal to the antitrust authorities. Finally, the meeting between Microsoft and its competitors with the EU competition authority is currently taking place. Most recently, there had been a negative attitude from the cartel guards, as it was feared that, with the takeover of Activision, Call of Duty could only appear on the Xbox and not on the Playstation.

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According to Microsoft, Sony was offered a multi-year contract that, among other things, Call of Duty would continue to appear on the Playstation, but the Japanese declined this offer. At the same time, the Playstation manufacturer did not want to answer a catalog of questions that Microsoft had submitted to the American antitrust authority FTC. Sony should disclose which exclusive contracts the Playstation manufacturer has concluded in the past 11 years. In the current Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Playstation players get benefits such as double experience points.

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Collection of Call of Duty for the Nintendo Switch:

  • As Microsoft has announced, Call of Duty will also come to the Nintendo Switch. A 10-year contract has been signed with the Japanese for this purpose.
  • In the future, Call of Duty will be available on both the Xbox and Nintendo platforms on the same day and will have the same features and content.
  • In addition to the shooter, other Activision games should find their way onto the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Twitter