Microsoft and Nintendo sign 10-year deal to bring Xbox games to Switch

Microsoft has signed a 10-year deal to bring Xbox games to Nintendo gamers, which means you’ll be able to play soon call of Duty on switch.

The completed deal was announced Tuesday by Microsoft President Brad Smith, who posted on Twitter.

“We have now signed a binding 10-year deal to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers,” Smith’s statement said. “This is just part of our commitment to making Xbox games and Activision titles like call of Duty for more players on more platforms.”

Smith said players will be able to “experience call of Duty just the way Xbox and PlayStation gamers enjoy it call of Duty.”


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As IGN points out(Opens in a new tab), call of Duty has not been released on a Nintendo console since Call of Duty Ghosts was released for Wii U in 2013.

The deal between Microsoft and Nintendo was announced by Xbox boss Phil Spencer(Opens in a new tab) in December 2022; It has now been officially signed on the dotted line. Details on release dates for Xbox titles on Switch are yet to be announced.

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of call of Duty Publisher Activision Blizzard, announced in January 2022, has big plans waves shall we say with regulators.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced plans in December to block the merger on antitrust grounds, arguing that the deal “would allow Microsoft to compete for its Xbox gaming consoles and its fast-growing subscription content and cloud gaming business to suppress”. Meanwhile, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the deal could hurt UK players(Opens in a new tab)and concluded that “Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision could result in higher prices, less choice or less innovation for UK gamers”.

This has included a closely watched debate about call of Duty itself, and whether Microsoft would keep the games available to play on PlayStation. When the merger was announced, Spencer confirmed(Opens in a new tab) “Our intention to honor and our desire to maintain all existing agreements following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard call of Duty on PlayStation.” Microsoft and Nintendo sign 10-year deal to bring Xbox games to Switch

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