The CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, has announced that he has committed to bringing the Call of Duty franchise to Nintendo following the Microsoft-Activision merger. Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft has entered a “10-year commitment” to bring CoD to Nintendo platforms.
Spencer explains that Microsoft wants to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo as the company is “committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play.” Spencer has also confirmed the company intends to keep the franchise on Steam as well. This news also follows Microsoft offering Sony a similar 10-year deal to keep the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation consoles once the Activision Blizzard acquisition goes through.
The 10-year commitment would be great news for both companies. Nintendo would, once again, have the Call of Duty franchise available on its hardware and add more diversity to its offerings. And for Microsoft, the company would have the opportunity to sell games to the Switch’s huge install base as well as the install base for the next Nintendo console.
It’s a win-win.