Microsoft Announces Pledge To Bring Call of Duty To Nintendo Consoles
Microsoft has come out tonight and announced a “10-year commitment” to release Call of Duty games on Nintendo platforms, starting with the Switch. Xbox boss Phil Spencer made the announcement on Twitter, along with an identical pledge to continue bringing CoD games to Steam as well
Phil Spencer Tweeted, “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.” He added, “I‘m also pleased to confirm that Microsoft has committed to continue to offer Call of Duty on Steam simultaneously to Xbox after we have closed the merger with Activision Blizzard King.”
Microsoft is in the process of trying to close a deal to purchase the company that owns Call of Duty (Activision), a deal that is coming under increasing scrutiny from governments not just in the US, but abroad as well.
Spencer has stated that Call of Duty will ship on PlayStation 'as long as there's a PlayStation to ship to,' and reports have come out saying Microsoft has offered a similar 10-year deal to Sony to keep the franchise on the platform.
Call of Duty is one of the hottest topics in this deal, as some worry it and other similar AAA titles will tip the scales if they are locked to one platform. Microsoft has disputed these claims, with many of its comments coming out publicly.