In February, Microsoft announced that it had signed an agreement with Nintendo for the new Call of Duty games to come out for the platforms of the Japanese company for 10 years, valid after the merger with Activision Blizzard was completed. However, it was discovered that the proposal covers much more than the famous franchise of first-person shooters.
Microsoft stated in documents sent during the trial against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), that the settlement obliges it to release not only Call of Duty for Nintendo consoles, but all future Activision Blizzard games.
“Nintendo has the contractual right to obtain Activision’s post-merger content, including Call of Duty,” the document reads on pages 74 and 120.
In the same document, Microsoft reaffirmed its commitment to release Call of Duty for the Switch successor, which has yet to be announced.
The novelty came after Microsoft signed a similar 10-year agreement with Sony, but in this case involving only Call of Duty, allowing Microsoft not to launch the next unannounced Activision Blizzard games for PlayStation.