Sony Agrees For 10-Year Deal For Call Of Duty With Microsoft
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has announced through his personal Twitter profile that Microsoft and Sony have signed a binding agreement to keep the Call of Duty saga on PlayStation consoles after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Although the specific terms and details of the agreement, including its duration, which could be as long as ten years, have not been disclosed at the moment, it puts an end to one of the biggest issues that have been hindering Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard since their purchase intention was made public.
“We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and Sony PlayStation have entered into a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We look forward to a future where gamers around the world have more options to play their favourite games.”, we can read in Spencer’s statement.
“Since day one of this acquisition, we have been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, platform and game developers, and consumers. Even after we cross the finish line for approval of this deal, we will remain focused on ensuring that Call of Duty continues to be available on more platforms and to more consumers than ever before,” said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, to complement Spencer’s remarks.
PlayStation’s fears regarding Call of Duty versions for their consoles
Even though Jim Ryan, head of PlayStation, revealed in a private report that the company was not afraid of the possible exclusivity of Call Of Duty on Microsoft consoles, the manager has publicly expressed his fear that versions of the next Call of Duty of Duty may not measure up on PlayStation systems. On the other hand, Sony also fears that a fairly high percentage of users will abandon PlayStation consoles if the Call of Duty saga ever stops being published on them.
Call of Duty has had a good time on Nintendo in the past, will this be repeated in the future after more than a decade without new CoDs on our platform?
The Call of Duty saga has been growing exponentially over the years. Having a very solid foundation for decades, the Activision franchise has had several appearances on Nintendo consoles. After the upcoming merger closing between Activision and Microsoft scheduled for the next July 18, 2023 deadline, that agreement may bring more Call of Duty titles to our platform. That is why, in today’s article we bring you all the Call of Duty games on Nintendo consoles, let’s take a trip back in time:
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call Of Duty: Finest Hour was one of the first titles in the saga, to be more exact the third. It became one of the first-person shooter and spin-off video games of the first Call of Duty, which gained the most relevance within the gaming industry at the time. The franchise also focused on World War II. It was made available for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2004.
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One was also a title set in World War II (a setting that has always worked very well in war games), and was made available in late 2005 on the Nintendo GameCube, acting as an expansion to Call of Duty 2. It became the second CoD title to come to Nintendo.
Call of Duty 3 was one of the first Call of Duty games on Nintendo consoles.
The first Call of Duty was released for a Nintendo console after the Gamecube and was in charge of taking us directly to the time of World War II. The Normandy landing docked on Wii in 2006. With more than 14 campaign missions, we will be able to see the war from the perspective of 4 different countries that weave together the story of the first CoD on Nintendo.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Modern Warfare saga at its inception began with Call of Duty 4. The title that came out in 2007 for Wii and Nintendo DS, takes us to the year 2011 in which we try to solve a coup in the Middle East while we can rotate between different protagonists. The title was well received and was the foundation for creating the Modern Warfare saga within Call of Duty.
Call of Duty: World at War
This instalment of Call of Duty arrived in the year 2008 and was released on Wii and Nintendo DS. We return to World War II but move away from what we have historically seen in the rest of the titles to date. That Call of Duty was the precursor that would mark the line of Black Ops games within the franchise. Undoubtedly one of those games that marked a turning point in the path forward for the saga.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 released its second instalment years later, and in 2009 we were able to enjoy this second part on Nintendo DS. Being the direct continuation of the first part of the Modern Warfare line, the title arrived as a port for the Nintendo DS, known as Call of Duty: Mobilized. This would become the only way we would have to be able to play it on our preferred platform. At this point, the distance between Nintendo’s Call of Duty and the rest of the consoles became more evident.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
We travel back in time to the 60s. In the middle of the Cold War. Here begins one of the Call of Duty lines most loved by players. We are talking about Black Ops, which will fully immerse us in the experiences of Alex Mason. This is undoubtedly one of the most remembered titles within the franchise. Available for Wii and Nintendo DS in 2010.
The last game that marked the original line of Modern Warfare within Call of Duty. With the arrival of this third part, we confirm the great attachment that the players felt for this line within the saga. Available for Wii and Nintendo DS in 2011.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II reached the eighth generation of consoles, and in addition to that, it also dared to explore the future in its timeline. Set in the year 2025, the title would give much to talk about and would become, in the opinion of many, the best Call of Duty of all time. It was made available in 2012 for the Wii U.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
To put the finishing touch to the Call of Duty saga on Nintendo to this day, we have Call of Duty: Ghosts, which would be completely separate from the rest of the titles and in which we see a new story with diverse characters. It was a big change from other CoDs, resulting in an option that captured the attention of those who were beginning to take their first steps within the franchise.
Given the future of Activision and the purchase agreement with Microsoft, we can safely say that Call of Duty titles will return to Nintendo in the future, either on Nintendo Switch or in a possible second version of the console. Do you think Call of Duty will shine again on our platform?