Spencer's beautiful game: Microsoft has signed a contract with Nintendo to release Call of Duty games on its consoles
The head of Microsoft's gaming division Phil Spencer made an unexpected, even sensational announcement!
Here's What We Know
On his Twitter account, Phil Spencer announced that the American corporation has signed a deal with Nintendo to release Call of Duty games on their consoles. The contract is for ten years and will only take effect once the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard is finalized.
Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to @Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people - however they choose to play. @ATVI_AB- Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 7, 2022
Why It Matters
This is probably Microsoft's way of getting Nintendo's support for the complicated details of the deal with Activision Blizzard.
There were earlier reports that Sony was also offered a similar contract, but judging by insiders, it ignored it.
Obviously, Nintendo's support will be very important to Phil Spencer's plans, although Sony is not giving up either.