Following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has officially signed a “10-year commitment” to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer shared the news on Twitter, confirming that Microsoft will continue to offer Call of Duty titles on Steam after the deal expires.
We’re also happy to confirm Microsoft’s commitment to continuing to deliver Call of Duty. @vapor After completing the merger with Activision Blizzard King, it will move to Xbox at the same time. @ATVI_AB @valve software
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 7, 2022
The last time a mainline Call of Duty title appeared on the Nintendo console was 2013’s Call of Duty Ghosts, which made its way to the Wii U. Best game franchise of all time.
In October 2022, Spencer said he “loves” watching Call of Duty on Switch and that Xbox’s intention was to “treat Call of Duty like Minecraft”. And it seems.
The news comes at a time when many eyes are on the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard and what this merger means for the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation. . Spencer has said Call of Duty will ship on PlayStations “as long as there are PlayStations to ship to,” and Microsoft has offered Sony a similar 10-year deal to keep the franchise on the platform. There are reports that it has.
Call of Duty is one of the hottest topics in the deal. Some are concerned, as other similar AAA titles could grow in scale if he is pinned to one platform. Microsoft disputes these claims and many of its comments are public.
Microsoft spokesperson David Cuddy said:
Microsoft’s contract with Activision Blizzard is currently being reviewed by the FTC and regulators in Europe and the UK. Both parties have until July 2023 to enter into an agreement. Otherwise, the contract will need to be renegotiated.
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