With Call of Duty: WW2, the popular game franchise returns to its roots at the end of 2017 – and when it comes to many users also on Nintendo hardware. Does the next Call of Duty actually come for the Nintendo Switch? This would be a big throw for several reasons.
On 7th November 2017, Activision announced the release of Call of Duty: WW2, the latest part of the long-lived first-person shooter series – and the rumors could also appear for the Nintendo Switch.
Already now on the official website to the series apparently again Nintendo-IDs link.
Hopeful Nintendo fans also noticed that the official release trailer for Call of Duty: WW2 is the release date of the game, but not the supported platforms. The associated press release names as expected Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, but this does not exclude a switch version – it would not be the first time a Nintendo port would be announced later. According to rumors, a large-scale announcement could be planned within the framework of the E3.
Call of Duty on the Switch? Shut up and take my money!
Who now thinks I am a hardcore fan of the series, is wrong. I’ve been playing about a quarter of a day on Call of Duty in my life. I could not even tell which part it was. In any case, I had a lot of fun, even if I never lasted long without being swept through by enemy bullets.
My conclusion: Nice thing. But I would not have dreamed of the idea of adding a Playstation or an Xbox to play Call of Duty. And still: A switch version I would pre-order with speed of light. There are two good reasons for this:
First of all, Call of Duty: WW2 promises to be a strong shooter and the switch can be a good one. If you’re looking for brachial, realistic action, look at Nintendo tends in the tube. Also, the fun-shooter Splatoon2, which was announced for the summer, can not be deceived. Call of Duty would be the perfect candidate to fill this gap in the game offer.
The developers had years of time to optimize the concept, control, and performance – the franchise does not run without a reason like sliced bread. In addition, the certainty that Nintendo, too, do not have to do without the flagship shooter, so some doubters of the switch convince. Call of Duty in the train? What fan could resist?
But there’s another reason why I’d hit Call for Duty right away for the switch – even if I had not had a shooter in my life: it would be the first big title of a third-party installer to appear for the switch. After the previous console Wii U was dropped shortly after their weak start by most of the big developers, the support for the switch was considered questionable from the outset.
Partially, this is still so, because apart from NBA 2K18 and Fifa 18 , the really big announcements so far came almost exclusively from Nintendo itself. A timely release of the new Call of Duty would be not only a step in the right direction, but also a clear one Signal for fans, critics – and, of course, for other game developers.
Should Call of Duty: WW2 actually appear for the Switch and sell well here, we can certainly expect further AAA titles in the future. If the world war shooter on the switch, however, flop, third-party players would probably double and triple whether to bring their top titles to the Nintendo console.
That Call of Duty: WW2 failed, but I can hardly imagine – and that is precisely why I want to see it on the switch.