The Call of Duty franchise has gotten a lot of criticism over the past few years, with its last installment, Infinite Warfare, receiving a negative reception even from long time COD fans. Whether its because of the negative reactions from fans or because its competitor Battlefield 1 received much higher praise for its World War I setting, Activision has decided to take the series back to its World War II roots. Call of Duty: WWII will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 3, but a new rumor from PVP Live suggests that the war game will be released for another, unexpected console as well: the Nintendo Switch.
Last week, Canadian game developer Beenox posted a photo on their Twitter page showing that they are working on a game and getting help from members of the Canadian Army. The tweet, which has been translated from French, reads, “We have two representatives from the Canadian army who tell us about their experience and their job!” The message ends with the acronym “COD,” heavily implying that they are working on the new Call of Duty.
This wouldn’t be their first time working on Call of Duty either. Beenox was responsible for porting Call of Duty: Black Ops III to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. They also assisted in the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, making Beenox one of Activision’s most trusted developers.
More interestingly, though, is Beenox’s experience developing for Nintendo systems. The developers were responsible for making the Wii and Wii U versions of Skylanders: SuperChargers and both Amazing Spider-Man games for the Wii U, among other games. What’s more, Activision has updated its Call of Duty website to allow players to link their Nintendo Account to their COD profile, a function that was not available for previous games.
Activision hasn’t made any announcements about bringing the Call of Duty series to the Switch, but that could change at E3 when both Activision and Nintendo will be making presentations.