Phil Spencer Announces 10-Year Commitment to Bring Call of Duty to Nintendo


Earlier today, CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft has entered a 10-year commitments to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo systems, following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King.

The announcements was made via Twitter, in which Spencer said that "Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play."

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King generated some concern over the exclusivity of some of Activision's biggest franchises — namely, Call of Duty. However, Microsoft had previously stated that they plan to not only honor the existing deal made between Sony and Activision Blizzard, but to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for "at least several more years beyond the current Sony contract."

Spencer's latest announcement has reaffirmed Microsoft's commitment to keeping Call of Duty multiplatform.

He followed up his statement by saying, "I'm also pleased to confirm that Microsoft has committed to continue to offer Call of Duty on Steam simultaneously to Xbox after we have closed the merger with Activision Blizzard King."

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