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Call of Duty gets 10-year commitment to Nintendo platforms under Microsoft buyout

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Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft has entered a 10 year commitment with Nintendo to bring the popular video game series, Call of Duty, to their platforms.

“Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King.” Spencer said. “Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play.”

He also reveals in a reply that the Call of Duty franchise will also continue to see its releases on Steam. No time table was given, meaning he likely means it’s indefinite compared to this other agreement.

This news would be big for fans of the series who own the Nintendo Switch, though some have wondered if it would be possible for games to run on the admittedly weak hardware.

It has also been a long time since a main COD game was on a Nintendo console, with Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Wii U being the last which launched nearly a decade ago.

The new agreement also is in line with comments Spencer has made during the ongoing struggle to get the acquisition approved as regulators have placed scrutiny on the deal with concerns of it harming competition.

It mainly revolves around the COD series, as it is a very popular video game and Sony worries about how they’d be able to compete if the game was made exclusive to Xbox. Though Spencer has stated their plans are to keep the game series on PlayStation for a long time.

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