If everything goes as Microsoft wishes, the Call of Duty franchise will return to Nintendo consoles in all new conditions, namely that the games will strive to offer the same content and features as the PlayStation and Xbox versions
while respecting a simultaneous outing.
After the verbal commitment last December, Microsoft announces today that the contract is engraved in marble with Nintendo.
Better still, President Brad Smith’s tweet announces that other Xbox games will be offered to Nintendo players, without further details.
A message sent to players but especially to the leaders of Sony and regulators who still stand on the way to the Union announced between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.
It is obviously still too early to say in what year will be available the first Call of Duty of this new contractual agreement on a Nintendo machine, a machine which will probably not be switch but its future replacement.
For the time being, this has little importance, the urgency for Microsoft being to highlight his wish to share the Call of Duty franchise with as many platforms and players as possible.
A way to appease the fears of the competition authority, in particular the Authority Competition and Markets of the United Kingdom, European Commission or the Federal Trade Commission of the United States, which for the time being do not see D
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Microsoft and Nintendo have now negotiated and signed a ten-year legal agreement in order to offer Call of Duty to the Players Nintendo the same day as on Xbox, with a total parity of the functionality and content-afin that they can live Call of
Duty like Xbox and PlayStation players.
We are committed to providing long-term access equal access to Call of Duty to other game platforms, thus bringing more choice to more players and more competition on the game market. This is part of our commitment to offer
Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to a larger number of players on more platforms.
Brad Smith, president of Microsoft
And finally, why stop at Call of Duty?
It is good that this implies the message published by Brad Smith on Twitter, in which the manager of Microsoft says that this agreement is part of a larger set aimed at getting out of Xbox games on Nintendo consoles.
Of course, the two neighbors of Redmond have already been brought to work together, especially when it was a question of taking care of the cross play on the different versions of Minecraft (a train that PlayStation took a little later), then to invite
The characters of Banjo and Kazoo in Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate or even more recently to authorize the classic of the Nintendo 64, Golden eye 007, to finally come out on modern platforms.
By showing flexibility, Microsoft seeks to score points to obtain the green light from his large Activision Blizzard Acquisition project, an operation at 69 billion dollars without any equivalent in the video game industry and that of
Entertainment in general.
Incidentally, getting out of house games on Nintendo consoles would probably not hurt business, at a time when Microsoft’s latest results show a drop in sales of consoles and Xbox games, far from the growth displayed by Sony with its