Microsoft’s Nintendo Call of Duty Commitment Is Now Legal
Microsoft committed to bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms for 10 years in December 2022. Since it’s legally binding, it’s happening (we think).
Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith said the company has signed a 10-year legal agreement with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. The attached statement states that upcoming Nintendo and Xbox games will launch simultaneously with full feature and content parity.
We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms. pic.twitter.com/JmO0hzw1BO
— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) February 21, 2023
The question is when and how the games will perform on Nintendo platforms. The Switch’s visuals will be severely compromised, the games will launch as Cloud Versions, or Nintendo won’t commit until its next major hardware release (and who knows when that will be).
Phil Spencer stated that new platform support would not begin until after the Activision Blizzard acquisition, so we’re betting on the latter. This commitment may take time to fulfill.
Nintendo fans who occasionally play Call of Duty will welcome the news. We’ll take Captain Price and Soap MacTavish.
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