Microsoft recently struck a deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the Switch should its Activision Blizzard deal be approved. The move comes as Sony doubts how accessible the Xbox creator would allow the FPS juggernaut to be on other consoles. Another important question, however, is how well could the Nintendo Switch run Call of Duty, anyway? According to one national watchdog, not very.
The United Kingdom's competition regulator - the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - has posted its provisional findings into the deal, where the question is discussed in greater detail.
The CMA’s concerns come at a time when Sony is also doubtful about the accessibility of Call of Duty on other consoles. The company is reportedly questioning how Microsoft would allow the game to be on other consoles, particularly with regard to cross-play and cross-progression features.
Whether or not Call of Duty will be available on the platform in the future remains to be seen, but the possibility of cloud streaming offers a potential workaround. Ultimately, it will be up to developers and publishers to determine whether or not the Nintendo Switch is a viable platform for future Call of Duty games.