Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard means the Call of Duty game series is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch handheld consoles. In December, Microsoft announced an agreement that would give Nintendo console owners access to the franchise for ten years. However, the quality of the relevant content when the franchise’s games launch on Switch is a big question mark.
Xbox officials have also spoken out on the Call issue in an ongoing US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit challenging Microsoft’s right to acquire Activision due to the potential threat of competition in the gaming market of Duty on the Nintendo Switch. As the journalists found out, the FTC requested information on the comparative image quality of Switch and Xbox. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s gaming and Xbox division, responded that the company would strive to offer the Call of Duty port to the Switch “same or higher quality” compared to other games on the platform.
When asked if Call of Duty on the Xbox Series “visual fidelity”.
According to Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty (Matt Booty), Call of Duty is indeed supported by the Nintendo Switch. According to him, the development team is already optimizing graphics, frame rate and other properties.
Importantly, however, the Switch is inherently weaker than the Xbox Series
The deal to buy Activision Blizzard has to be closed before July 18th, Phil Spencer has already promised that the franchise will be available on the PlayStation 5. But if Microsoft loses the court, the company will be involved “A three-year administrative nightmare” — It is the ongoing process that should determine whether the buying process moves forward.