The president of Microsoft has just expressed the wish that the franchise call of duty recently acquired could arrive on Switch. History to allow the Nintendo console to come out of anonymity, surely.
$69 million is a lot, especially for the acquisition of a portfolio of titles, including the best-known franchise, Call of Duty, which will eventually continue to be released by the competition. After having therefore acquired Activision-Blizzard-King, Microsoft possibly believes that there is more money to be made by allowing its new babies not to be limited to its all-green park.
It was recently confirmed that the next three Call of Duty would be released on PlayStation. Activision Blizzard had already indicated that it was committed to honoring the contracts already signed with its partners other than Microsoft. What if the plan for the Redmond firm was ultimately to reap the benefits of continuity?
Call of Duty on Switch: Microsoft would like to do more on Nintendo with Activision Blizzard
In recent remarks to CNBC, Microsoft President Brad Smith reaffirmed that the Activision-Blizzard-King acquisition will not spell the end of Call of Duty on Sony consoles:
“One of the things we’re very clear on as we move through the regulatory review of this acquisition is that great titles like Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty today will continue to be available on PlayStation. from Sony ».
More surprisingly, the boss of Microsoft mentioned a future where Call of Duty would also be playable on Switch:
” We would like […] to propose [Call of Duty] on Nintendo machines. We would like to bring the other popular titles from Activision Blizzard and make sure they continue to be available on PlayStation, [et] they become available on Nintendo. »
Because yes, Nintendo was able to sell its Switch to more than 103 million units without ever having any Call of Duty released on it. We can have fun looking for the last appearance of the license on Nintendo consoles, bringing us to the end of 2013 and the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U. As for knowing if Activision Blizzard will do in the game “on the cloud” or in titles really exploiting the capacities of the Switch, the doubts are still allowed.