Call of Duty: future games on Nintendo Switch but in danger on PC?

Call of Duty: future games on Nintendo Switch but in danger on PC?

To tip the balance of the Activision Blizzard takeover in its favor, the giant Microsoft has made a commitment to Nintendo to bring Call of Duty games to their consoles. But not only.

Not a week goes by without news about the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. And in the middle of this gigantic acquisition a main subject: Call of Duty.

The Call of Duty franchise on Nintendo consoles?

Even if Xbox swears that the takeover of Activision Blizzard is more motivated by a desire to weigh in on the mobile gaming sector, the central element remains Call of Duty. But according to Microsoft, there would be no need to worry because the Redmond firm wants the franchise to remain cross-platform, and thus also be available from the competition. The company had also stated that it would not be economically viable to remove CoD from PlayStation consoles.

After making an offer deemed inappropriate by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft has thought about it and is now offering a 10-year deal. Long years during which Call of Duty games are guaranteed to be released on PS5 and logically PS6. An argument that could please the regulatory authorities.

On Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer puts pressure and announces that he has reached an agreement with Nintendo. For Candy Crush? No, to bring the Call of Duty license to Nintendo consoles for 10 years. And PCists in history? No need to panic, the series will continue to be distributed on Steam.

Microsoft has reached a 10-year deal to bring the Call of Duty franchise to Nintendo consoles, following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to bringing more games to more people, no matter what platform they play on.

I’m also pleased to confirm that Microsoft is committed to continuing to simultaneously release CoD on Xbox and Steamfollowing the completion of the merger with Activision Blizzard King.

That should make this huge buyout from the FTC even easier.

PlayStation under pressure

In another tweet, Brad Smith, vice president of Microsoft, publicly draws PlayStation’s attention by saying “If Sony wants to sit down and talk, we’d be happy to do a 10-year deal with PlayStation as well”. A message that seems to mean that for the moment, the Japanese manufacturer has not started discussions.

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