Microsoft believe Nintendo Switch can run Warzone & new CoD games “without issue”

Luca Di Marzo
CoD Ghost Nintendo Switch

During the ongoing takeover of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft put forth bold claims that Warzone and Call of Duty games can run without issue on the Nintendo Switch.

Microsoft‘s ongoing acquisition of Activision continues to progress. The major deal is currently still being evaluated by antitrust government agencies as legal issues are holding back the deal. Nonetheless, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft from being outspoken about the acquisition.

Microsoft have always stated that one of the primary goals with the acquisition of Activision is to bring Call of Duty to as many players as possible. As a result, Microsoft has already signed off on ten-year partnerships with NVIDIA and Nintendo.

Microsoft’s plan is to bring Call of Duty and its many titles like Warzone to Nintendo consoles, most notably the Switch. Despite their enthusiasm, this lofty goal immediately raised a few eyebrows due to the Switch’s hardware shortcomings compared to PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles.

Microsoft’s latest comments on the idea of Call of Duty on the Nintendo Switch arrived via a response to the UK government‘s Competition and Markets Authority.

Microsoft claims that Activision can make the latest Call of Duty games and Warzone run on the Nintendo Switch smoothly and without any issues.

Interestingly enough, Microsoft goes on to compare the Nintendo Switch to low-end PCs that can currently run Warzone in an attempt to prove that Call of Duty and the Switch are compatible.

Microsoft’s comments included this comparison: “Warzone supports PC hardware with GPU cards that were released as far back as 2015 (i.e., prior to the release of Nintendo Switch in 2017).”

Microsoft believes that with ample time, Activision can bring Call of Duty to the Switch despite the lack of high-end hardware that the console is known for. They go on to claim that this process would take around 16 months.

Despite Microsoft’s bold claims, players were far from convinced. The replies to the above tweet were full of comments like this one: “Warzone is not working on low end PCs. It’s already full of performance issues. We need 1500$ graphic cards to get 160fps and they want to adapt that on Nintendo Switch?”

Ultimately, plenty of players pointed out that getting CoD games to run on the Nintendo Switch is one thing, but providing a complete, high-quality experience is a totally different story.

As Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision progresses, we’ll keep you up to date with all of the latest developments, including CoD’s potential arrival on the Nintendo Switch.

For more, check out how Microsoft said that Call of Duty Mobile could “phased out” for Warzone Mobile, or if Call of Duty will have Xbox-exclusive content under Microsoft.

Image Credit: Activision / Nintendo