A pair of clues hinted that Call of Duty: WWII, the latest installment in the long-running shooter franchise, could be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
However, the clues are apparently nothing more than wishful thinking for Nintendo Switch owners, as developer Sledgehammer Games said that Call of Duty: WWII will not be coming to the hybrid console.
Call Of Duty: WWII Nintendo Switch Version Denied
In May, Activision revived the feature that connects Nintendo accounts to the official Call of Duty website. The feature was used for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which was released for the Nintendo Wii U in 2012, and then deactivated in 2015 when Nintendo's failed console was not among the platforms for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
In addition, Quebec-based Beenox, which worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, uploaded a photo of its staff hanging out with Canadian military personnel and mentioning "COD." There was no official announcement that Beenox was working on Call of Duty: WWII, which could mean that the team was involved in a Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming game.
Sledgehammer Games, however, flat out denied that Call of Duty: WWII is coming to the Nintendo Switch. In a Reddit AMA, studio head and cofounder Michael Condrey answered several questions regarding the shooter, one of which was whether the game was coming to Nintendo's hybrid console.
The response was a simple "No," ending speculation that Call of Duty: WWII will be released on the Nintendo Switch. There was no explanation behind the answer, which could not come clearer.
The clues from the May report, however, remain unexplained. While Call of Duty: WWII might never arrive on the Nintendo Switch, there is still a possibility that a still unannounced Call of Duty title could be coming to the hybrid console.
Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games
Nintendo Switch owners may be disappointed that Call of Duty: WWII will not be coming to the hybrid console, but there are a lot of other games to look forward to.
Super Mario Odyssey, the focus of Nintendo's E3 2017 presence, is set to launch in October. The central mechanic of the new Super Mario adventure is his hat Cappy, which he can use to perform a variety of actions and capture enemies to control them.
Nintendo also revealed Metroid Prime 4, a new Pokémon RPG, Kirby, and Yoshi, all of which are expected to be released by next year at the earliest.