Microsoft Announces 10-Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty on Nintendo

A legally-binding deal to release Call of Duty games on Nintendo platforms for next 10-years has been announced by Microsoft.

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Microsoft Announces 10-Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty on Nintendo

In regards to Sony Interactive Entertainment frequently trying to pursue European regulators to prevent a proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision/Blizzard by Microsoft, CEO Bobby Kotick recently slammed PlayStation console maker.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously promised to add Call of Duty series to Nintendo platforms for next decade. Today, Microsoft officially announces a legally-binding 10-year deal to bring Call of Duty on Nintendo if they take over Activision.

On approval of Activision/Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft will launch future Call of Duty games to Nintendo consoles long term, bringing full content and feature parity on same day as Xbox, thus offering more choices and more competition.

According to official statement, Microsoft is committed to grant equal access for Call of Duty to other gaming platforms. Call of Duty: Ghosts port for Nintendo Wii U was last Call of Duty game released for any Nintendo system till this day.

Ahead of EU hearing on Activision/Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft makes clear of their intentions of bringing Call of Duty to other third-party platforms to defend their $69 billion buyout against anti-trust competition regulators' opposition.

Microsoft has offered a similar, 10-year deal to Sony for keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation and PS Plus subscription service. SIE CEO Jim Ryan claims Xbox's deal to be inadequate and met with regulators over merger of Activision/Blizzard.
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