Last month, Microsoft president Brad Smith mentioned how the tech giant wanted to bring the Call of Duty series to the Nintendo Switch not long after it announced its plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.
With this in mind, there’s now a rumour that Activision “supposedly” has plans to bring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered to Nintendo’s hybrid system. This would reportedly be the same remaster launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016 (which was based on the original 2007 release Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare).
This information comes from the Call of Duty leaker ‘RalphsValve‘. Here’s exactly what they had to say:
“Activision are reportedly considering releasing Remastered Call of Duty titles repurposed for newer consoles to fill out the empty space between Premium Call of Duty titles… World at War, Call of Duty 1 & 2 – backwards combatability for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered are currently what’s in conversation. Everything else was described by an associate as complicated…
“Addressing the confusion, MWR is supposedly coming to Nintendo Switch, its first introductory into the Call of Duty franchise for the console.”
When Microsoft originally revealed it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard, not only did it clarify Call of Duty games would continue to be available on existing platforms, like Sony’s PlayStation, but it also mentioned how it wanted to expand the series’ availability.
Here’s what Brad Smith said at the time:
“We’d like to bring it [Call of Duty] to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, [and] that they become available on Nintendo.”
Releasing a COD game on Switch could potentially be a huge money maker for Activision, considering Nintendo’s hybrid device has now sold more than 103 million units worldwide as of December 31st, 2021.
If we hear any developments, we’ll let you know.