Microsoft president Brad Smith has stated that the company wants to put Call of Duty on the Nintendo Switch, if the Activision Blizzard acquisition is completed.
Speaking to CNBC, Smith reiterated Microsoft’s potential purchase of Activision Blizzard will not stop the company’s games from showing up on rival platforms. Microsoft recently issued a statement that suggested more Activision Blizzard titles could head to the Switch, Smith clearly noted that this may include Call of Duty.
“One of the things we’re being very clear about as we move forward with the regulatory review of this acquisition is that great titles like Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard today, will continue to be available on the Sony PlayStation,” Smith stated in the interview.
“We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision Blizzard has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, that they become available on Nintendo.”
Smith went on to discuss Minecraft and how allowing it to be multi-platform, despite their acquisition of Mojang, it was proven successful. “The first acquisition made after Satya Nadella became CEO was of Minecraft,” he said. “That was back in September 2014. And what we’ve done with that acquisition, I think, is a clear indicator of what we hope to do if we acquire Activision Blizzard.”
Smith also released a blog post, talking about Call of Duty’s release on PlayStation’s consoles after current deals run out. He also mentioned there that Microsoft wants to continue to support Nintendo consoles as well.
The last Call of Duty game to be released on a Nintendo console was Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Wii U, which was released back in 2013.