Microsoft has signed a 10-year deal to bring Xbox video games to Nintendo users, including popular game Call of Duty, company president Brad Smith announced Tuesday.
“It’s part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision (video game company) titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms,” Smith wrote in a tweet.
As part of the deal, the same version of Call of Duty will come to Nintendo and Xbox players on the same day.
The deal between Microsoft and Nintendo was announced last December by Xbox head Phil Spencer.
However, Smith didn’t mention anything about Sony in his statement. Microsoft has offered Sony a similar 10-year commitment for new Call of Duty games, but so far no deal has been announced and trade press have called the negotiation process “tense”.
Separately, Microsoft and Sony will meet with European Union regulators today to discuss Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision for $68.7 billion.
It’s a pivotal time for the proposed acquisition by Microsoft, which is also facing opposition from regulators in the UK and US over fears of a potential monopoly.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Microsoft to block its purchase, while the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said in interim results of its investigation earlier this month that the deal could hurt the UK. players.