According to Microsoft’s chairman, the corporation plans to bring Call of Duty games to Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft President Brad Smith told CNBC that if the company’s purchase of Activision Blizzard is approved by authorities, he has some short-term intentions for the Call of Duty franchise. I would want to see it on Nintendo platforms,” Smith said of the Call of Duty titles.
There are a number of Activision Blizzard’s best-known games released on PlayStation, Smith said. “We’d want to introduce those games to PlayStation and make sure they’re also on Nintendo,” he added. If the acquisition of Call of Duty goes through, Microsoft’s plans for Minecraft producer Mojang will be an indication, according to him.
Microsoft executives have reaffirmed their desire to keep Call of Duty games available on PlayStation consoles in the future in the last several weeks. A primary motivation for keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation following Activision Blizzard’s acquisition was expressed by Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, who cited the determination to preserve player bases cohesive. It has also been mentioned that at the very least the next three COD games will arrive on PlayStation consoles.
Regulators, on the other hand, remain suspicious about the deal. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said earlier in the month that it will evaluate Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard on its own, instead of working with the Justice Department on similar cases. Even though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expressed concern about potential cartels, there is no assurance the acquisition will go through.