The news broke today on Phil Spencer’s Twitter that the CEO of Microsoft’s gaming arm has signed a deal with Nintendo to put Call of Duty onto their consoles for the next ten years. This is a surprise announcement and may see some elaboration during the Game Awards on December 7. The deal comes as part of the ongoing acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, which has caused some contention in the industry.
This isn’t the first time that Call of Duty will be on a Nintendo console, though – Activision released both Black Ops and Modern Warfare for the Wii, and Black Ops II made its way to the ill-fated Wii U – so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the series will come back.
Currently, there’s no information as to when the series will release, nor what consoles it will be on. It could be that we see a late release of Modern Warfare 2 on the Switch, or we may need to wait for a new Call of Duty entirely. There’s also the chance that the games will release as cloud versions, too, like Resident Evil Village in 2022.
For the few people who don’t know about Call of Duty, you can check out a trailer for the latest game below.