According to industry insider Marcus Sellars, the Call of Duty game that will come out this year will be the fourth in the Black Ops series. The game is being developed by Treyarch studios, who are responsible for the entire Black Ops series. Thus, it stands to reason that their next game will continue that series.
Sellars also stated that the game will go on all systems, including the Nintendo Switch. This would be a first for Activision Blizzard, who have stayed apart from the Switch train so far. Then again, it has nearly been a year since the Switch’s launch and hesitant publishers should be feeling more confident about porting games to the system now.
That said, it would also be the first time since StarCraft was on the N64 that Activision Blizzard has put a game on a Nintendo console. It has been a few years, and if they passed by the Wii’s popularity, they might pass up the Switch’s too. Though it can be argued that times have changed significantly. Unlike the Wii, the Switch’s motion controls are not mandatory for every game, which was something that often stopped publishers from jumping on board.
Except that Sellars goes on to state that this Call of Duty on the Switch will support the motions controls and HD Rumble. The latter is not new when every game has HD Rumble in some capacity.
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But the motion controls? For a Call of Duty game? If nothing else, that idea is going to go down in history. It is doubtful at best that motion controls will be supported for a first-person-shooter, but all we have is Sellar’s word for now. Perhaps it will go brilliantly, or perhaps fans will get too frustrated.
Luckily, however, Sellar assures us that Call of Duty on the Switch will be “ported by a company which is familiar with COD games.” A relief, surely, if they can somehow manage to wisely include motion controls that will not have gamers buying new controllers.
What do you think of Call of Duty on the Switch? Would it have been fine if motion controls were not included? How would you install motion controls into a Call of Duty game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.