Call of Duty hasn’t been on a Nintendo system for about ten years, but that’s changing. Xbox announced that it has signed a deal with Nintendo to bring the shooter series to Nintendo’s systems for the next 10 years.
Microsoft Vice Chairman and President Brad Smith tweeted a “binding” dealsaying that Nintendo hardware users would receive Call of Duty game day and date as in other “full feature and content” systems. Smith said “Xbox games” in general, but right now it looks like it’s going to have a specific focus Call of Duty. However, Microsoft Studios released Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition On Switch in 2019, so at least there is a precedent for Xbox games appearing on Nintendo consoles. Call of Duty also hasn’t appeared on Nintendo systems since 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts.
This deal follows the actions of Phil Spencer, head of Xbox Tweeted in December 2022. He noted that Xbox had signed a deal to bring Activision’s marquee shooter to the Switch for 10 years. Spencer also went on to say that Microsoft was committed to bringing Call of Duty steamalthough Valve president Gabe Newell said Kotaku that he didn’t need a contract because he trusts Microsoft’s times to put the game on as many platforms as possible. Call of Duty only recently returned to Steam with 2022 Modern Warfare II after not being on the PC Store since 2017 WWII.
Smith said in December 2022 that Microsoft had offered the same 10-year deal to Sony, but it declined. Sony has opposed Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard as it sees the deal be detrimental to developers and lead to price increases. Smith too endure deal with Sony at a press conference in Brussels, stating that Sony could use its energy to fight or “can sit [Microsoft] to enter into an agreement” to address its concerns. Microsoft is too above-mentioned that it is “committed to Sony that [it] does too [Call of Duty games] Available on PlayStation after the current contract and in the future so Sony fans can continue to enjoy the games they love.”
And on a side note, Spencer tweeted that Xbox has signed a 10-year deal with Nvidia that will allow gamers to stream Xbox PC games and Activision’s PC games through GeForce Now.
It appears that these contracts will be implemented later in 2023 the next widely reported article in the series. This is 2023 Call of Duty The title was allegedly originally DLC for 2022 Modern Warfare IIbut plans changed and the extension became its own lot.