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Microsoft’s New 10 Year ‘Call of Duty’ Deal With Nintendo Has Fans Convinced Xbox is Fighting for ‘Fair Competition’ Unlike Sony’s Playstation

Microsoft's New 10 Year 'Call of Duty' Deal With Nintendo Has Fans Convinced Xbox is Fighting for 'Fair Competition' Unlike Sony's Playstation

Since the announcement of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which is responsible for making the iconic gaming franchise Call of Duty, Microsoft has surrounded itself with a lot of fuss. As some speculated that it was Microsoft’s strategy to remove the competition from the market.

But with the recent announcement from the Xbox Boss, Brad Smith, fans are convinced that Xbox is fighting to bring popular gaming titles to other platforms. And fans have commended the billion-dollar company’s decision of bringing the future Call of Duty games to Nintendo platforms.

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Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
Activision Blizzard

Upcoming Call of Duty entries might be available on Nintendo platforms

Although Microsoft initially garnered a lot of backlash for its decision to acquire Activision blizzard, which is known for making some iconic games, including World of WarcraftOverwatch, and Call of Duty. Many thought it was Microsoft’s way of cutting down its competition.

But with the recent announcement, they have cleared all these claims after revealing their 10-year-long deal with Nintendo. They stated that upcoming Call of Duty titles will hit both Xbox and Nintendo consoles on the same day for the entire tenure of their deal. Brad Smith stated,

We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms.

Fans have now come forward to acknowledge Xbox’s step towards making popular titles available to other platforms in contrast to Sony, who is known for keeping their frontline titles exclusive to PlayStation. And the announcement has also arrived at the perfect timing just before the final hearing of Microsoft with the EU’s European Commission, where they will argue to finalize their deal with Activision Blizzard.

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Call of Duty Titles will launch on both Xbox and Nintendo platforms on the same day
Call of Duty Titles will launch on both Xbox and Nintendo platforms on the same day

Brad Smith confirms that more popular titles will be available on other platforms

Although it wasn’t the first instance when Xbox tried to reach out to other platforms for initiating similar deals. As initially after announcing their decision to acquire Activision Blizzard, they reached out to Sony to make a multiyear deal, allowing Call of Duty titles to release on PlayStation.

And the Xbox boss has clarified that it is just the beginning of their commitment to bring popular titles like Call of Duty to every other gaming platform. And fans have commended Microsoft for their initiation, as many would be able to enjoy their favorite games from their suitable platform.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Although the deal hasn’t kicked off, as Microsoft is still trying to finalize their deal with Activision Blizzard. But according to experts, the deal may launch in early 2024, and then fans will be able to enjoy the upcoming Call of Duty entries on their Nintendo platforms.

Source: Brad Smith’s Twitter 

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 300 articles.