Call of Duty titles will come to Nintendo platforms for the next decade

Microsoft have announced they have signed a ‘legally-binding’ 10-year contract that will bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. 

This news comes two months after Xbox boss, Phil Spencer said on Twitter:

“Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play.”

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A binding contract

Microsoft president Brad Smith has now announced on Twitter that a 10-year contract has been signed between his company and Nintendo. 

In his statement, he says, “Microsoft and Nintendo have now negotiated and signed a binding ten-year legal agreement to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo players – the same day as Xbox, with full feature and content parity – so they can experience Call of Duty just as Xbox and PlayStation gamers enjoy Call of Duty.”

He also confirmed that this merger will be “committed to providing long-term equal access to Call of Duty to other gaming platforms.” He ended by hoping this will be the start of other Microsoft titles being brought to Nintendo devices.

This will be the first time a Call of Duty title will be released on a Nintendo system since the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. This was released back in 2013 and allowed players to attempt the game using the Wii Remote. 

Microsoft faces some hurdles

However, Microsoft does not yet own Activision Blizzard. The company still awaits a final decision by the European Commission. This will hopefully be announced by March 23. 

Furthermore, this news also comes on the day an EU hearing is expected to take place. This will see the company appear in front of antitrust officials in order to defend itself after objections to a $69 billion deal. 

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