Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, reveals in a new interview that he would be interested in bringing the Call of Duty saga and others from Activision Blizzard to the Nintendo hybrid console.
Brad Smith , president of Microsoft, has commented in a recent interview offered exclusively by CNBC that he would be interested in bringing the Call of Duty saga , in addition to others, to Nintendo Switch in case the purchase of Activision Blizzard arrives . to good port. In the same interview, Smith has taken the opportunity to clarify again that the most successful first-person shooter franchise in the industry will continue to launch its new installments on PlayStation systems , although at the moment we do not know if this agreement will continue in the future.
“One of the things we’re being very clear about as we go through the regulatory review of this acquisition is that big titles like Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty today will still be available on Sony’s PlayStation, ” Smith said. ” We would like to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo devices and other popular titles that Activision Blizzard has . We want to make sure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, and that they are available on Nintendo,” he added to his statement. As a reminder, the last installments of Call of Duty that were available for a Nintendo console were Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U.
Microsoft aims to innovate and bring Activision experiences to more gamers
During the interview, Smith drew a parallel between the purchase of Activision Blizzard and the purchase of Minecraft in September 2014 to clarify how they will handle releases once the purchase of Activision Blizzard is finalized. “The first acquisition that was made after Satya Nadella became CEO was Minecraft . That was in September 2014. And what we’ve done with that acquisition, I think that ‘s a clear indicator of what we hope to do if we acquired Activision Blizzard . We want to make it even more innovative, bring it to more people, bring it to more platforms , make it even more useful and hopefully delightful to the people who use it,” he explained.