Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick received information about the next Nintendo console, Switch 2, in December of last year. Emails between Activision executives were made public, revealing that Kotick had discussions with Nintendo’s president about the upcoming console. The new console is expected to have similar performance to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The details from these emails provide more insight into Nintendo’s timeline for preparing Switch 2, which is anticipated to be released in 2024. It also sheds light on Microsoft’s plans to bring the popular game Call of Duty to Nintendo devices. Microsoft announced a binding agreement to launch Call of Duty on Nintendo platforms simultaneously with Xbox, offering the same features and content.
However, there has been some debate regarding whether Nintendo consoles can handle running games like Call of Duty at the same level as Xbox and PlayStation. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) criticized Microsoft’s claim that the Switch could run Call of Duty with similar quality and gameplay.
Interestingly, Kotick claimed in July that he still didn’t know the detailed specifications of Switch 2 during a court hearing related to Microsoft’s takeover bid. This suggests that there are still unknowns about the capabilities of the new console.
Recently, it was revealed that Nintendo showcased Switch 2’s capabilities to developers at Gamescom in August. This demonstration aimed to give developers an idea of what they can expect from the new console before its anticipated launch in 2024.
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- The blog post discusses a meeting between Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick and Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa about the upcoming Switch 2 console.
- The new console is expected to have better performance and be similar to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
- Activision executives were interested in developing games for the Switch 2 and wanted early access to prototypes.
- The Switch 2 is expected to be released in 2024.
- Microsoft also expressed interest in bringing their game, Call of Duty, to Nintendo devices.
- There were discussions about whether the Switch could handle a full Call of Duty experience, but it depends on which version of the Switch you have.
- Nintendo demonstrated the capabilities of the Switch 2 to other developers at Gamescom in August.