Nintendo gamers can enjoy Xbox Games
The news surfaced recently as Nintendo users can now enjoy Call of Duty on their consoles. Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith confirmed that Microsoft has signed a 10-year legal agreement to make Call of Duty available to Nintendo users. He even said that the game would be available on the same day the Xbox users would enjoy it. Brad Smith revealed that the deal is done via his Twitter announcement. It was a part of the commitment, as after Microsoft acquired Blizzard and Activision, they said they would make sure the games are available to more players on their different platforms. Nintendo players can now enjoy Call of Duty just like Xbox, and PlayStation players will do.
About the Agreement
The agreement proves that Microsoft is keeping its word to the Federal Trade Commission that its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is approved. It will make Call of Duty available to other platforms like Nintendo. According to the legally binding agreement, Nintendo players will receive the games on the same day as Xbox users, with complete feature and content parity.
Problems faced during the company acquisition
Microsoft’s massive acquisition proposal, worth US$68.7 billion, disclosed in January 2022, has encountered growing opposition in North America and Europe. According to the US Federal Trade Commission, the agreement might potentially threaten competition in high-performance gaming consoles and subscription services by restricting or degrading rival companies’ access to its popular content. That is why it was said to be blocked to save it from further problems. However, this official confirmation from the Microsoft President helped calm the tense players.
Microsoft assured that they would not stop shipping the game to their rival console company, Sony and its PlayStation. The game will be available, and players can enjoy the contents as they used to.
Microsoft’s previous statement
Microsoft declared that Call of Duty would be available on Nintendo platforms in December 2022. However, at that time, the 10-year agreement was not approved by Nintendo. Now it appears that this agreement has been signed and is legally binding. Nintendo has not offered Call of Duty since Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Wii U in 2013.
With Brad Smith confirming the news, everyone now waits for the game to come to Nintendo. Nintendo players can finally enjoy the game and new content the same when it is available on Xbox. Check our previous article on Call of Duty.