Last month, Microsoft made big waves in the industry by announcing its intention to buy out Activision Blizzard. Microsoft spent a whopping $68.7 billion to acquire the mega-publisher of Call of Duty, Overwatch, Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, and more. This has naturally sparked many discussions about industry consolidation and exclusivity. In response, Microsoft has indicated that they won’t be making all of these franchises exclusive to Xbox. Today, Microsoft took that a step further, specifically expressing their intention to bring Activision games to Nintendo Switch.
Activision games on Nintendo Switch
In the latest Microsoft blog, President and Vice Chair Brad Smith stated the following about Nintendo Switch:
To be clear, Microsoft will continue to make Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles available on PlayStation through the term of any existing agreement with Activision. And we have committed to Sony that we will also make them available on PlayStation beyond the existing agreement and into the future so that Sony fans can continue to enjoy the games they love. We are also interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform. We believe this is the right thing for the industry, for gamers and for our business.
Activision games aren’t exactly common on Nintendo Switch right now, but there are some notable titles available on the console. Microsoft intends to keep some level of support intact, perhaps with games like Overwatch 2 or future Tony Hawk titles.