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Microsoft and Nintendo sign a 10-year deal for Call of Duty

Today we come across a historic agreement between two greats in the video game industry: Microsoft and Nintendo. As a movement linked to finish the acquisition of Activision Blizzardboth companies reached an agreement where Xbox games, including Call of Dutywill come to Nintendo consoles.

Specifically, it was the president of Microsoft himself, Brad Smithwho announced this agreement in which Xbox games will come to Nintendo gamers for at least a decade. This announcement has not been made randomly. It comes just at a time when the executive is located in Brussels to defend the Activision Blizzard acquisition before antitrust agencies in Europe.


“Microsoft and Nintendo have negotiated and signed a 10-year binding legal agreement to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo gamers, the same day as Xbox gamers, with full feature and content parity, so they can enjoy Call of Duty. Duty just like Xbox and PlayStation gamers do,” Brad Smith said in a statement posted on his official Twitter account.

“We are committed to providing the same access to Call of Duty as other gaming platforms for the long term, which will bring more choice to more players and more competition to the gaming market.”

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Perhaps the most curious thing about the announcement is that Microsoft is already assuming that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard will take place. That is why it makes it clear that in addition to all Xbox games, the coveted Call of Duty will come to Nintendo gamers. In this way, the company hopes that Sony’s accusations about a monopoly they dissipate.

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If Microsoft has reached an agreement with Nintendo, why not with Sony? in essence, because the latter does not want to. Now at least we know that Nintendo will benefit from the entire catalog of Xbox games, which works against a monopoly.

“We have now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titleslike Call of Duty, to more players on more platforms.”

Sony sees with very bad eyes that Microsoft is behind what is probably the game that sells more copies on your consoles (next to FIFA games). Sony has sabotaged directly the Microsoft acquisition. and even lied for antitrust agencies to prevent him from completing the purchase. So far, all they have received is delay movement, but revealing private information along the way. How to know your market share in the cloud business.

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You have to keep waiting to see how this story will end. But that Microsoft games come to PC, Xbox consoles, Nintendo consoles and the Cloud, not that it smells much like monopoly.

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