Microsoft President Brad Smith last week reportedthat the corporation has signed a ten-year agreement with Nintendo to release games from Xbox Game Studios, and subsequently Activision Blizzard on Japanese consoles. Of course, everyone is referring to Call of Duty, around which passions have been boiling for the second year.
Immediately after this news, many experts expressed doubt that popular shooters would be able to run smoothly on the frankly weak hardware of Nintendo consoles.
Today it became known that the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) shares this opinion and sees a fiction in this agreement.
The commission expressed doubt that Call of Duty would work acceptably on the Nintendo Switch consoles, since the modern parts of the game are too demanding, and if they come out on these devices, then in a much worse form than on other platforms.
In addition, British experts claim that anonymous developers confirm that games comparable in demands to Call of Duty are almost impossible to release on Nintendo without significant loss of quality.
It is likely that this dubious agreement between Microsoft and Nintendo could negatively affect the decision of UK regulators to approve the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.