Microsoft promises to bring Call of Duty games to current and future Nintendo consoles
Call of Duty isn't the first title that comes to mind when one thinks of a Nintendo Switch. It has been nearly ten years since any game of the franchise made its way to Nintendo hardware. The Nintendo Switch's sub-par hardware, combined with astronomically large Call of Duty games, makes matters even worse. However, Microsoft wants to make things right with Nintendo, as confirmed by Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer.
Microsoft has entered a ten-year agreement with Nintendo to bring future Call of Duty games to the company's hardware. In an interview with The Washington Post, Phil talks about the possibility of bringing the entire Call of Duty franchise to the Nintendo Switch. He says he is confident in Activision's ability to port games across a wide range of hardware; although the experience might not be anywhere close to the one offered by other platforms. There is, however, a caveat. The development will commence only after Micsoroft's merger with Activision-Blizzard is finished- and that is unlikely to happen before mid-2023.
Even though the current Nintendo Switch is woefully underprepared to run even years-old Call of Duty Games, the situation won't necessarily be the same in a few years. The eventual Nintendo Switch successor will almost certainly come with plenty of hardware upgrades, such as the rumoured Nvidia Tegra T239 chipset. It claims to offer a tenfold performance improvement (4 TFLOPS) over the Switch (0.4 TFLOPS), which is great on paper, but still miles behind the PS5 and Xbox Series S. Then again, its lower processing power could be offset by AI upscaling tech like DLSS.