Microsoft Signs 10-Year Deal to Bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Consoles

Call of Duty is considered to be one of the highest-grossing video games series of all time. Part of the reason why is its wide availability. Gamers of any walks can jump in on the action, save for Nintendo Switch owners. But, despite having other exclusivity deals in the air, Microsoft is aiming to change that. The company has just announced a plan for 10 years of Call of Duty on the Nintendo ecosystem. This is not only big news for Nintendo fans, but for Microsoft’s ambitions as a whole.

Microsoft Plans for 10 Years of COD on Nintendo

Microsoft Plans for 10 Years of Call of Duty on Nintendo

Announced by Brad Smith on Twitter, Microsoft and Nintendo have signed a contract that will bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Consoles on the same day as Xbox.

According to the tweet, this includes a full-feature complete version of Call of Duty on Nintendo hardware for the next 10 years. This is big news for Nintendo players, but this isn’t the first time the series made its way onto Nintendo consoles. Technically, Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2 have been able to be played on the Wii before.

With that said, Wii versions of these classic games were incomplete. Black ops 1 featured the base game but didn’t include Zombies map Five, Dead Ops Arcade, or any DLC that came out for the game after its initial launch. The same could be said for Black Ops 2, since DLC wasn’t ported to the Wii U version.

However, this is going to change with this new deal between companies. Now, Microsoft is promising a complete version of their flagship franchise for Nintendo. Although how they’re going to achieve it is unknown. Nintendo has always been behind when it comes to its hardware, particularly with regard to power.

How Activision is going to deliver an experience on par with their PC and Xbox counterparts is unknown. Although, other developers have found workarounds for this. One example is Cloud Gaming, which requires that the Switch be connected to an internet connection to stream the game. Xbox’s “Xcloud” could achieve this feat.

However, nothing has been said outright, so it’s all speculation at the moment. Still, putting Call of Duty available on every console will help continue to unify gamers for years to come.