In October 2022, Microsoft Head of Gaming Phil Spencer issued a bold statement: that he would love to see the iconic Call of Duty series launch for Nintendo Switch in future, as part of a Microsoft-led refresh of the series. This depended on the complete acquisition of Activision Blizzard – and may actually go ahead, with Spencer now claiming a ten-year licensing deal with
‘Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to
Notably, the Call of Duty franchise has never been published on
For now, Microsoft awaits regulatory approval to pass this deal, as it clears the final hurdles and criticisms of anti-competitive behaviour around its purchase of Activision Blizzard, levelled by regulatory bodies in the UK and US.
Prior to announcing the new
In addition to announcing the ten-year agreement to bring Call of Duty to
This may prove to be the final push ahead of approval for the Activision Blizzard acquisition, but stay tuned for more developments as they arrive. For now, we can look forward to a potential future where Call of Duty is offered as a portable title to be played anywhere, on any console.