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Microsoft’s president would like Call of Duty to come to Nintendo Switch

call of duty: vanguard soldier posing

We heard yesterday that Microsoft is planning to bring a number of key Activision Blizzard games to platforms other than the Xbox Series consoles, such as the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Speaking later to CNBC’s Eamon Javers, Microsoft President Brad Smith, reiterated that it is what the company wants to do and it makes a lot of sense from a financial point of view. During Mr. Smith’s interview the topic turned to Call of Duty, where he stated that will continue to bring it to PlayStation consoles and that they would also like to bring it to the Nintendo Switch, which has never had a Call of Duty game. If Call of Duty does eventually come to the Nintendo Switch family of systems then the team at Xbox or a delegated third party developer would presumably need to develop a separate version especially for Switch. As Call of Duty remains one of the most popular gaming franchises let’s hope that they are able to do it for fans of the series.

“One of the things we’re being very clear about as we move forward with the regulatory review of this acquisition is that great titles like Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard today, will continue to be available on the Sony PlayStation. We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision Blizzard has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, [and] that they become available on Nintendo.”

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft 

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9 thoughts on “Microsoft’s president would like Call of Duty to come to Nintendo Switch”

  1. Great news for the Call of Duty fanbase, if The Switch is cross play compatible.
    Even better news, Call of Duty Gameboy Pocket Edition.

    Wonder if your online K/D ratio, and prestige would carry over from Xbox or PlayStation. Technically it’s possible because online K/D ratio and prestige isn’t saved on a hdd. It’s stored on the dev’s servers. Kinda like when GTAV came out on PS4, your online stats carried over from PS3. But the 1p campaign started over.

    It’s official like a referee with a whistle, because the president of M$ said so.

  2. Yeah right, knowing them they might just port the call of duty mobile game or a another pathetic attempt pf a port like the gta trilogy was.

    Idk why companies do a poor job when nintendo has a huge install base. Its like they dont like money or something. Atleast, cod black ops 3 for the switch was done very well.

  3. Wtf Microsoft, they claim they see Call of Duty as a “multi-platform franchise” that will draw gamers to Xbox. Then wouldn’t they maybe wanna make Call of Duty exclusive to Xbox “and not multi-platform.

    Pretty sure that’s a contradiction.
    If it’s multi-platform people wouldn’t have any incentive to purchase an Xbox and jump on the bandwagon.
    That was the reason M$ purchased Mojang, so Sony couldn’t have Minecraft on PlayStation. But, Sony already had permission before Mojang was bought.

    Microsoft wanted Minecraft as an Xbox “exclusive” Not multi-platform, how would making Call of Duty multi-platform and draw gamers to Xbox? If it’s on Nintendo and PlayStation gamers wouldn’t have any incentive to purchase an Xbox

    Dee da dee, derp.

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