Microsoft states to be able to run Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 on the Nintendo Switch
Microsoft provides further details on the 10-year deal of bringing Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft has revealed details about its plans to bring Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 to the Nintendo Switch. The tech giant has also underlined the overall benefits of this. Microsoft appears to be nearing the completion of the legally binding 10-year deal to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo.
In the previous month, Microsoft signed a 10-year deal with Nintendo wherein Xbox is legally bound to deliver Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms for a decade, and on the same day when the games would release on Xbox.
Microsoft claims to bring Call of Duty to Switch
Microsoft has detailed how it plans to bring Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 to the Nintendo Switch. Microsoft has stated this in a new filing submitted to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. This filing depicts that Microsoft is confident to be able to make titles such as Modern Warfare 2 run natively on the platform. It read, “The Activision Department team has a long history of optimizing game performance for available hardware capabilities”.
Microsoft stated, “Following the Merger, Microsoft will develop and publish future native console versions of CoD titles for Nintendo platforms for at least 10 years”.
Further, the company gave examples of console games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, DOOM Eternal, and Crysis 3 that run smoothly on the Nintendo Switch already. Moreover, titles like Apex Legends and Fortnite share the same battle royale format as Call of Duty Warzone.
The filing states, “The game engine that powers Warzone is mature and has been optimized to run on a wide range of hardware devices (ranging from the Xbox One console released in 2015 up to the Xbox Series X). Warzone supports PC hardware with GPU cards that were released as far back as 2015 (i.e., prior to the release of Nintendo Switch in 2017)."
It would be too soon to comment on the agreement because CoD is a vast game, but as for what has been seen, Apex Legends and Doom Eternal have previously experienced framerate troubles on Switch.