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Guitar Hero: World tour drum kit

Guitar Hero: World Tour was the first entry in the series to introduce drums, which brought about its own set of problems. In fact, production issues surrounding the kits were substantial enough that director Brian Bright ended up sneaking into China to get things fixed.

In an interview with Wireframe, Bright felt he needed to take action after discovering that the initial drum kits he saw “had a ton of cross-talk and dead zones, to the point where they were unplayable.” Because of this, he ended up buying a ticket to China – without informing his boss – to meet with RedOctane. Then while on the way to visit factories, they had to sneak past a checkpoint since they brought Xboxes with them which were not allowed in the country.

Call of Duty native Switch

Microsoft has commented further on its plans for Call of Duty for Switch, and has stated its confidence in getting the franchise running natively on the console.

In case you’ve somehow been missing out on the news, Microsoft has been hoping to complete its deal to acquire Activision Blizzard which was announced months ago. However, things haven’t been going smoothly due to concerns about what the merger would mean. Microsoft is continually trying to prove its case, and recently looked to raise some confidence about multiplatform support by finalizing a deal to have Call of Duty games on Nintendo systems for the next ten years – which was just finalized.

Call of Duty Nintendo 10-year commitment

Original (12/6): According to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, the company has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. This is assuming that the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King goes through.

Spencer said that “Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play.”

Activision Blizzard Switch eShop sale Crash Team Racing, Diablo II, Spyro, Tony Hawk

Activision Blizzard has started up a new sale on the Switch eShop, and it includes the lowest prices ever for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Diablo II: Resurrected, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. Other titles have been discounted as well.

The full lineup is as follows:

Microsoft dropped some surprising news this week, revealing that it had reached a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has now followed up with some additional information. This comes as part of an interview with The Washington Post.

One of the main takeaways is that the goal would be for a new Call of Duty game to end up on a Nintendo system at the same time as other platforms. However, it’s unlikely for anything to materialize next year. If it’s not blocked by regulators, Microsoft’s acquisition deal of Activision Blizzard – including the Call of Duty franchise – wouldn’t happen until June 2023.

call of duty switch game

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has said that he’d “love” to see Call of Duty on Switch.

Spencer’s comments came about during a Wall Street Journal event earlier today. He touched on a variety of topics, including Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Call of Duty Switch

Call of Duty is one of the highest-selling games each year, but the series has yet to appear on Switch. However, Microsoft has expressed interest in changing that in the future following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

In an interview with CNBC, Microsoft president Brad Smith expressed interest in bringing the Call of Duty franchise to Switch. He said:

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Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it sounds like Xbox will still be supporting its franchises on Switch.

Some have been concerned about what would happen to Activision Blizzard games on competing platforms. However, Microsoft has said that it will continue to release Call of Duty games on PlayStation consoles, and is “interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform.”

Nintendo Activision Blizzard

Last week, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser issued an internal email to all levels of the company – including development partners such as Retro Studios and Next Level Games – regarding reports and controversies that have emerged pertaining to Activision Blizzard.

A lot has been coming through over the past few months regarding Activision Blizzard’s poor handling of its employees, particularly when it comes to sexual misconduct in the workplace. It all cumulated last week following a report from The Wall Street Journal. In its article, the publication wrote about Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who was aware of sexual harassment and misconduct that had been taking place within the company, intervened to protect abusers, and apparently even dished out his own abuse.

Diablo II Resurrected cinematic

Activision and Vicarious Visions shared a new cinematic trailer today for Diablo II: Resurrected. It goes without saying, but there’s no gameplay in this particular video.

Diablo II: Resurrected is a redone version of 2000 action RPG. It comes with all content from both Diablo II and its expansion, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Updated quality of life features are planned such as a new and improved user interface, item tooltip comparisons, and automatic partying in multiplayer games.

Here’s some additional information about the game:

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