However, in the CMA’s preliminary earnings report, the organization wrote that even if the deal were finalized, “there is no certainty that this would make CoD available to Nintendo,” adding that the hybrid console’s “technical Pointing out the ‘limitations’ of current PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Microsoft is clearly working to secure a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard. Part of convincing all parties that they didn’t want to hurt the competition was signing a deal with the likes of Nintendo, where the two companies agreed to a deal that guaranteed Call of Duty ports on the Switch for 10 years. I agreed (if the contract was concluded).
Microsoft has since responded to the concerns raised in the report, stating, “The game engine that powers Warzone is mature and runs on a wide range of hardware devices (from the Xbox One console released in 2015 to the Xbox lineup x). is optimized to Warzone supports PC hardware with GPU cards released in 2015 (i.e. prior to Nintendo Switch’s release in 2017). “
The answer went on to say that Activision has a “long history of optimizing game performance to match available hardware capabilities,” and like other developer titles such as Apex Legends, Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 We believe that titles such as can be optimized to run on the Switch. Doom Eternal, Fortnite, Crysis 3. All of these titles look noticeably inferior on Switch, but you can’t argue that they don’t work on consoles.
They’re expected to announce their decision on April 26th, so it won’t be long before we know the CMA’s take on the acquisition.