Believe it or not, Activision’s Call of Duty series is actually coming back to Nintendo’s platforms after a 10-year commitment ended in February.
Since then, Microsoft has mentioned how it aims to bring the “best version” of Call of Duty to Nintendo devices, and now a new document published by the UK’s CMA has revealed even more claims from the tech giant.
Microsoft mentions how it is “certain” that Activision’s development team can optimize the Call of Duty games to “run on Nintendo Switch in a timely manner” – using the techniques seen in previous Switch ports such as Apex Legends, DOOM Eternal, Fortnite and Crysis 3. A CoD game it used as an example here was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
It also highlights how the popular Battle Royale mode War zone has been made to support PC GPUs dating back to 2015, which is notably “before the release of the Nintendo Switch in 2017”.
Some other points reiterated noted how CoD releases on Nintendo platforms would align with the Xbox console versions, and the goal of “maintaining feature and content parity”, subject to Nintendo’s own policy requirements.
So there you go, Microsoft is actually naming “Switch” here while stating how it could initially support traditional CoD experiences as well as Warzone.