The first Call of Duty (CoD) to appear on a Nintendo console was CoD 3, which was released back in 2008 for Nintendo Wii and the last one was CoD: Ghosts which was released in November 2015 for Nintendo Wii U.
After more than nine years of absence, the popular military FPS franchise is finally back on Nintendo platform.
Brad Smith, the vice chairman and president of Microsoft tweeted today that they have signed a 10-years binding contract to bring CoD titles to Nintendo.
Microsoft is not just bringing CoD titles back to Nintendo, he added that Xbox games will be releasing on Nintendo as well, with the same feature and content, on the same release day.
But the tweet only mentioned Xbox games and Activision titles. So, titles such as Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, Forza Motorsport and etc might not be part of the deal. But the upcoming Diablo 4 might be ported to the Nintendo Switch, since Diablo 3 was already ported to the console.
It will be interesting to see how Activision games on Nintendo stacks up to the more powerful Xbox Series S/X consoles.
However, Microsoft acquisition of Activision is not complete yet. They are still trying complete the merger in the courtrooms, but facing obstacles from Sony’s PlayStation, Google, NVIDIA, Valve, and EA.