Call Of Duty Coming To Switch Thanks To Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has announced a 10-year agreement with Nintendo that will bring Call of Duty to the Switch platform following their acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and Sony is not a happy camper. Here's what we know about the deal so far.

Call Of Duty Coming To Switch Thanks To Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision BlizzardSwitch owners will be delighted to know that Call Of Duty is coming their way. Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced this via Twitter, stating that Microsoft has committed to bringing the popular franchise to Nintendo platforms for the next 10 years.

The acquisition of Activision Blizzard also brings some massively popular franchises into Microsoft’s stable – Tony Hawk’s, Diablo, Warcraft, and Spyro to name a few. Some of the more historic franchises include King’s Quest and Starcraft which may excite fans hoping for new entries into those seemingly forgotten series.

While concerns about the Switch’s ability to run modern Call of Duty titles persist, Sony has expressed its own concerns at the possibility that Microsoft will make the franchise an Xbox exclusive. Microsoft has repeatedly denied any intention of doing this, saying they have tabled a similar 10-year deal for their main competitor in the console space. Microsoft also confirmed that they will continue to offer future Call of Duty titles on Steam.

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Don’t Get Too Excited Yet

It should also be noted that the merger of Activision Blizzard and Microsoft is set to only wrap up in mid 2023, so it is unlikely that we will see any Call of Duty Switch games before then. There is always the possibility that some or other lawsuit scuppers the deal if at any point it can be proven that the acquisition will give Microsoft an unfair advantage.

The announcement has also renewed speculation that the Switch may get it’s own version of Game Pass, but as of writing there is no concrete information available to confirm whether these rumors have any substance or not. 

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