Looks like the best-selling first-person shooter franchise will be making a return to Nintendo platforms.
In the wake of legal pushback from the FTC, Sony, and regulators from around the world, Microsoft Corp. has added an interesting stipulation to their 69 billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Once the deal goes through, Microsoft not only promises to keep Call of Duty on its current platforms, but also bring it to the Nintendo platform in some form.
Phil Spencer, head executive of the Xbox brand and the CEO of Microsoft Gaming announced the news via Twitter:
Microsoft shocked the world with this $68.7 billion acquisition earlier this year. Since then, the company continues to reiterate their promise of keeping the successful FPS series on competing platforms. It is unknown what form Call of Duty will take on Switch since it could be remasters of older titles or simply porting COD Mobile. Interestingly, no Nintendo platform is specifically mentioned. It is also unknown when the 10-year commitment will begin; however, the buyout is expected to finish in March 2023. The last Call of Duty to be on a Nintendo platform was 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U.
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