Call of Duty WWII Won't Launch on the Nintendo Switch

Developer studio Sledgehammer Games have put a definite stop on any hopes of seeing the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII on the Nintendo Switch. In a recent AMA on Reddit, a spokesperson for Sledgehammer answered this question with a firm and short “No.” This is in accordance with their previous announcements that there were no plans for bringing CoD: WWII to the Switch.

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Call of Duty WWII Won't Launch on the Nintendo Switch
Call of Duty WWII Won’t Launch on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch, at least so far, has been a pretty resounding success. It has already had some pretty exciting games, such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which got its first DLC recently, The Master Trials. There’s a lot of other first-party games yet to come, like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey. Along with all of these games, the hybrid console has already gotten and will continue to get third-party support, largely from various indie developers.

But what about major, triple-A third-party developers? So far, the situation isn’t looking to good. Most hotly-anticipated titles aren’t being developed for the Switch, or, at least, there are “no plans”. Most of the time, saying that there are “no plans” is a pretty non-committal way of saying that something won’t happen, and that’s exactly the story of Call of Duty: WWII and the Nintendo Switch.

Back during E3, Bret Robbins of Sledgehammer Games told Gamespot that there were “no plans” for bringing CoD: WWII to the Switch. A few days before that, Michael Condrey of Sledgehammer Games tweeted that the decision was on the “Activision business guys”, not on them. However, the final blow to all hopes of seeing the upcoming Call of Duty on the Switch came in a Reddit AMA with a representative of Sledgehammer Games. Redditor ThePCGamingNoob asked: “Yes or no? Is Call Of Duty WWII coming to Nintendo Switch?” The answer was short and to the point: “No.”

So, that’s presumably the final word on the issue. Perhaps, if demand is large enough, we might see some kind of CoD: WWII port on the Switch. However, that too seems highly unlikely now. You’ll just have to make do with the other platforms.

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