Microsoft agrees to bring Xbox games to Nintendo for ten years

You will soon be able to play Call of Duty on the Nintendo Switch because Microsoft has agreed to bring Xbox games to Nintendo players for a period of ten years.

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, made the announcement of the concluded contract via Twitter on Tuesday.
According to Smith’s statement, “We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers.” This is just one part of our commitment to make Xbox games and Activision games like Call of Duty available to more people on more platforms.
“Experience Call of Duty just as Xbox and PlayStation gamers enjoy Call of Duty,” according to Smith.

Since “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” no Nintendo console version of the game has been available. In 2013, Ghosts was made available for Wii U.

Phil Spencer, Xbox head, made the announcement in December 2022 regarding the partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo; It has now been signed on the dotted line in its entirety. The release dates for Xbox games for the Switch have not yet been announced.

The merger would “enable Microsoft to suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles and its rapidly growing subscription content and cloud-gaming business,” according to the FTC’s antitrust argument, which was made in December. In the meantime, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stated that the acquisition of Activision by Microsoft “could result in higher prices, fewer choices, or less innovation for UK gamers”.

This has included a debate that has been closely watched about Call of Duty itself and whether Microsoft would continue to offer the games for PlayStation play. Spencer stated, “our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation” when the merger was announced.