Microsoft signs 10-year binding contract to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo

Kevin Okemwa

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War video game on Xbox One

It’s official, Microsoft’s promise to release Call of Duty titles on Nintendo consoles for the next decade has now come to pass. The company’s president, Brad Smith has made the announcement via his Twitter account citing that Microsoft has signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers.

This deal highlights Microsoft’s commitment to bringing more games to more people regardless of the platform they are using to play these games on. This will perhaps help the company to convince the FTC regulators who have been hell-bent to block Microsoft from acquiring mega-game publisher Activision Blizzard to approve the deal.

With this deal, Nintendo Gamers will now be able to access games on the same day as Xbox, with full feature as well as content parity. This means that they will get a similar gameplay experience as Xbox or PlayStation gamers do when playing Call of Duty.

Microsoft has been facing opposition from Sony affecting the acquisition deal. The company highlighted its concerns that Microsoft could make future Call of Duty entries as well as other Activision titles exclusive to Xbox.

It will be interesting to see the impact this feat has on the Activision deal. Share your thoughts with us below.