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Microsoft Will Bring Xbox Games to Nintendo Consoles

Microsoft Will Bring Xbox Games to Nintendo ConsolesMicrosoft has signed a 10-year contract to bring “Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty” to Nintendo consoles, says Microsoft president and vice chairman Brad Smith.

Releases will happen on the same day across platforms.

Kotaku points out that one reason for this deal may be that Microsoft is under scrutiny by regulators for its purchase of Activision Blizzard.

The full text of Brad Smith’s tweet reads:

We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms.

Microsoft and Nintendo have now negotiated and signed a binding 10-year legal agreement to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo players—the same day as Xbox, with full feature and content parity—so they can experience Call of Duty just as Xbox and PlayStation gamers enjoy Call of Duty. We are committed to providing long-term equal access to Call of Duty to other gaming platforms, bringing more choice to more players and more competition to the gaming market.

Looking forward to more choices on the Switch on and beyond (and maybe some bizarre franchise crossovers?).

Source: Kotaku

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.