Sony has responded to Microsoft’s announcement of a 10-year deal that would see Call of Duty arrive on Nintendo platforms, and they don’t sound impressed. The report comes from the journalists over at MLex (paywalled), which reveals that Sony find the Nintendo arrangement to be misleading, or “smoke and mirrors.”

According to MLex’s reporting, Sony believes that there’s a reason that Activision Blizzard hasn’t already brought the iconic shooter series over to Nintendo platforms, one which Microsoft is ignoring in their announcement. In Sony’s view, the younger audience would not receive the game well, and the Switch would also not be able to run a Call of Duty game anyway. To quote MLex and their understanding of Sony’s position, “Nintendo’s Switch could not run Call of Duty easily and may never be able to.”

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 soldiers back to back in a desert like area
The iconic Call of Duty is a blockbuster hit, especially on PlayStation consoles.

With this argument, Sony is trying to suggest that Microsoft announced the 10-year Nintendo deal, as well as Valve’s Steam deal, as a means to look cooperative to the mass of regulators currently investigating the company. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is yet to be passed in key global markets like the US and the UK. The British competition authorities are even taking a deeper dive into the case, due to concerns about the potential market domination Microsoft could have with Activision Blizzard under its belt.

Whilst Sony may believe that the Switch could never run a Call of Duty game, Phil Spencer’s initial tweet never specified which Nintendo platform this would be. The Switch is almost six years old, and it feels increasingly more likely that we could be seeing a successor to the system some time soon. With rumored DLSS functionality and 4K capabilities, a follow up to the Switch may just be able to handle a Call of Duty game.

What do you think of Sony’s response to the Microsoft and Nintendo deal? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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Logan Marrs
Logan Marrs
1 month ago

Call of Duty and other mindless gun massacre video games are CIA creations used to recruit more fodder to get killed and maimed in U.S. endless wars for profit. They are the most obscene pornography imaginable,

Whatat Oolsakck
Whatat Oolsakck
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

What an idiot. Get back to you Q circle jerk, loser.

Jessy Martinez
Jessy Martinez
1 month ago

He is not absolutely wrong. What is crazy is that people get triggered when someone says anything different as oppose to listen and have a conversation.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/army-military-video-game-fortnite-battlegrounds-call-duty-esports-defence-a8648656.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luXDkWdc8Bc

Zippo
Zippo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessy Martinez

Bokay

bob dole
bob dole
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessy Martinez

ok inbred

Anon
Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessy Martinez

Virgin.

skillo
skillo
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

Jesse what the fuck are you talking about

!CIA
!CIA
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

yeah totally, this guy is nuts and is in no way 100% correct

bob dole
bob dole
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

ok retard

fuddyduddy
fuddyduddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

You sound like my mom.

Anon
Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

Stfu.

The Agent
The Agent
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

FUCK WE ARE COMPROMISED
RETREAT FELLOW CIA AGENTS

Alan Parkinson
Alan Parkinson
1 month ago
Reply to  The Agent

194 Pentre Treharne Road

Michael meyers
Michael meyers
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

Ur high as fuck bubba

Justin
Justin
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

To all those who had to attack as a response to this comment….
You just proved him right, you can’t see an opposing point of view without going to war. Call him whatever names you want. The overgrown children are abundantly clear.

Jagger
Jagger
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Marrs

Based comment. So many little COD fantards in the comments getting triggered by the truth that their favourite game franchise is just US war propaganda designed to brainwash kids into becoming soldiers for America’s war machine.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jagger
shadows
shadows
1 month ago

Are we surprised at this response.. forbid Sony being happy another console will eat away at their bottom line… I try to remain neutral in the so called “console wars” as i own all mentioned, but whoever has responses like these from Sony is a dumbass..

Leo
Leo
1 month ago
Reply to  shadows

It’s really sad, they let their #1 position go to their heads. They will fall one day, and it’ll be because of their own hubris.

Sefiroh
Sefiroh
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

Haha. Ya’ll think Sony will fall from the top at producing videogames? Keep thinking that. There is a reason MS is trying to buy success. They have no true talent in any studio. That’s why everyone is leaving, they’re canceling games and pushing the dates out. Did you see the constant commercial with them pushing everything but their consoles? “you don’t need a console” they said. No not a fanboy. Facts are facts.

Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sefiroh

If you gotta state you aint a fanboy after a fanboy rant you a fanboy dipshit. And there is plenty of talent that the industry regularly recognizes. Everyone but sony fanboys.

2 times
2 times
1 month ago
Reply to  Sefiroh

Right same reason Sony is crying about COD is cause they have NO MULTIPLAYER GAMES of there own. You can say Xbox has no exclusive games. Just day Xbox doesnt have great single player story games. Those are facts.

lol
lol
1 month ago

doom eternal?

Codawolf
Codawolf
1 month ago

Sony need to stay out of Microsoft business switch can run call of duty perfectly . I’m a Xbox and Nintendo fan so way to go Phil helping the switch

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Man, Sony is becoming desperate as f. If call of duty could run on Wii u, then it can run on switch.

Absolution
Absolution
1 month ago

Oh Sony ya big sillybollocks ye

Kand
Kand
1 month ago

Sony again fishing for excuses and bs reasons to claim meanwhile they sit back and backdoor deal and payoff the FTC to stop something that would be good for all oh except Sony exclusive content that MS never sees or their early releases to Sony while ms has to wait what a month if not longer sometimes even a year to play a game on MS

Kand
Kand
1 month ago
Reply to  Kand

As Sony just dropped their ps6 release date or whatever Nintendo can easily be making a new console that can easily play CoD or other games its kinda funny how SONY is over there claiming Nintendo console could never play the games the arrogance is real in them “oh im Sony im #1 no one is ever allowed to challenge me if someone does ill just throw some money at someone to stop any chance to happen”

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Lol, Sonys exactly right. What are they gonna play COD on, a console that hasn’t even been mentioned yet? Sony announced their next console won’t be until 2027. So if Nintendo announced today, they’d still be 5-7 yrs away from delivery. So Microsoft would only be on the hook for 3 yrs, if we’re to take them at their word. It’s a ridiculous argument from Microsoft. Nintendo? They’re more likely to make a Mario COD with all the Nintendo characters as skins.

Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Unlike Sony who like to brag about the fact that they have a new console coming in 5 years time Nintendo don’t like to talk about anything that far ahead in the hardware market. Never have and probably never will do so they could have been developed a replacement for the switch for the last 5 years. After all development for the switch Nintendo have said started around about the same time that the Wii u was released but nobody knew about it as Nintendo definitely didn’t talk about it

Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy

I believe the 1st rumours about the switch existence weren’t until march 2015 that’s only two years before it’s release. Rumour has it Nintendo have been asking software developers to work on 4K versions of switch games for over a year possibly a 4K version of the switch Maybe in the pipeline and the switch Pro rumours have also been out for nearly two year so we could have a new console next year or the year after

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

What does it matter if the Switch can’t run it, MS offer Sony the same 10yr deal on PS. This argument makes NO sens.

Leo
Leo
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

They also said they’d release it as long as there’s a PS to play it on. Do you really think they’d spend BILLIONS only to exclude the most popular console? That’s financial suicide. They have deep pockets, but not THAT deep. Stop jock riding a very anti-consumer company.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo

I guess I was unclear. I meant that Sony’s argument in the article doesn’t make any sense. Of course MS is going to keep CoD on PS.

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

Oh stfu Sony, biggest bunch of whiners I’ve seen in gaming, and that says a lot. Makes me pray the acquisition goes through just so I can see them cry more.

Moe
Moe
1 month ago

Oh please. Violent games have been around for close to a half century at this point and the CIA had nothing to do with it.

Death Race came out in the 70s for Pete’s sake!

Heck, some of THE most violent titles out there in the early days came out of the most unexpected place- Japan. Despite modern Japan being considered one of the most polite and crime free societies on the planet, the early 80s featured on the PC98 Japan-only console games that showed very very graphic gore (such as one where a young girl gets cut in half by a swinging saw)

If watching a violent movie or playing a violent game makes you violent, how do you explain Japan?

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 month ago

Most of the people that play cod are kids.

Adam
Adam
1 month ago

How ridiculous. If the switch can play Doom Eternal and no man’s sky, it can play some version of call of duty. Of course it doesn’t matter, because Microsoft is offering Sony a deal anyway, because of course they would, they’ll lose money if the deal goes through and they exclude games from the PlayStation.

Also, maybe Sony should quit whining and just try making some more exclusives that could compete.

Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
1 month ago

I hope Microsoft succeeds and in doing so removes all the squeakers from the 360 generation that jumped ship to ps4 because of the deal with CoD. We don’t want your kind on gods console and your overzealous fanboying to cover your tracks makes me violently ill at night. I seriously puke into to gaping anus of my Bangkok ladybug nanny and its ruining my sex life. It’s hard to keep an erection while convulsing and throwing up my dino nuggets

Aaa
Aaa
30 days ago

Wii could Play CoD, Wii U too. Switch is more than capable.