At the end of last year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced that Nintendo would create a agreement has taken with the games of Call of Duty series in the future also again on the platforms of Nintendo will appear. The prerequisite for this is, of course, the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, which most recently was mainly in the EU is not easily waved through. Now there is the next update to the Call of Duty deal with Nintendo.
Details clarified – contract is now fixed
Microsoft President BradSmith quit via Twitter announced that the Xbox company has now officially closed the deal with Nintendo signed has. Ten years long games from Call of Duty – at the same time as the launch on Xbox – should be available with all content on Nintendo platforms. This should allow all fans of Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo to gamble together. However, it is unclear when the deal will come into force. A special console from Nintendo is not mentioned.
Call of Duty only for the Switch successor?
It’s hard to imagine that upcoming parts of Call of Duty are still on the Nintendo switch will land. The Performance the successful handheld console is likely to cause some problems here. Therefore, there is a possibility that those responsible already have the Switch successor had in mind that we might see in stores in 2024. Of course, always under the condition that Microsoft actually takes over Activision.
By the way, the day of the announcement is no coincidence. Microsoft must today before the European Commission testify and would like to use such deals to justify the acquisition. The EU would like to April make a decision on the subject. In total $70 billion Microsoft wants to pay for Activision Blizzard. Call of Duty would be one of the numerous brands that – at least for the time being – should not appear exclusively for Xbox.