In a move that pleasantly surprised gamers, Microsoft said that Activision Blizzard would continue making games for PlayStation beyond current contracted agreements and want to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch. This is a fairly interesting statement since we haven’t seen a Call of Duty game on a Nintendo system since Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Wii U.
Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, spoke with CNBC about the company purchasing Activision Blizzard, claiming that this wouldn’t stop them from publishing games on rival systems. Here’s what he had to say about bringing Call of Duty games to the Switch:
“We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, [and] that they become available on Nintendo.”
Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Want to Bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch
Call of Duty not having a presence on Nintendo Switch is a bit surprising since Activision has published a number of titles for the handheld-console hybrid. Recent games like Diablo 2: Resurrected and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time were launched on Nintendo Switch, though we assume the system’s hardware limitations are why we haven’t seen Call of Duty on it yet.
Despite interest being shown from Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, no Call of Duty games has been announced for the Nintendo Switch as of this writing. Call of Duty Vanguard, the most recent entry in the series, is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.