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Call Of Duty On Switch Will Run "The Way People Would Expect"




Microsoft's president has said that Call of Duty games on the Switch will "work exactly the way people would expect", which has some worried that they'll be lesser ports.

Yesterday, before a meeting with Sony and the European Commission regarding its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft announced that it signed a 10-year deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty Games to its consoles. This was clearly a move to show that Microsoft was fine with the series being on rival systems, but now that it's happening Call of Duty fans are wondering what the series is going to look like on Nintendo's lower-powered consoles.

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As reported by GamesRadar+, Microsoft president Brad Smith responded to questions about how Call of Duty would run on the Switch and Nvidia's GeForce Now by saying that he wasn't the "right person to dive into the architecture of each platform", but that Microsoft will "ensure our Games work exactly the way people would expect".

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Although that's likely meant to be reassuring and a show that Microsoft will ensure that Call of Duty runs well on both the Switch and GeForce Now, most people expect the Nintendo versions to run worse than the current-gen versions and have less content, so it's not the clearest message.

In fairness, previous ports of Call of Duty Games have actually been pretty decent in most regards, with the Wii U version of Black Ops 2 just looking a lot muddier overall. That being said, the Switch has struggled with ports of recent first-person shooters like Apex Legends, so the future isn't looking too bright currently.

Microsoft also promised that Call of Duty on the Switch would have "feature and content parity" with the current-gen versions of the Game, which makes the idea of them working "exactly the way people would expect" seem like a tall order. Unless Nintendo is planning a console with power similar to the PS5 and Xbox Series, it seems incredibly unlikely that its version will be on par without making some concessions.

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