Microsoft has struck a deal with Nintendo to make Call of Duty available across its platforms.
"We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers," Microsoft president Brad Smith tweeted Tuesday.
The deal ensures that Nintendo gamers will have access to the latest Call of Duty titles on "the same day as Xbox, with full feature and content parity." The company came to a similar agreement with Sony to ensure access to the popular franchise for PlayStation gamers as well.
Following Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which is the video game publisher behind Call of Duty, competitors such as Sony have expressed concern that the merger would curb competition in the console market.
In what appears to be an effort to assuage these concerns and get regulatory approval for the purchase, Microsoft is entering agreements to make Call of Duty available across different consoles for at least the next decade.