Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Trailer
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For some time now, you have been able to connect your account on the Call of Duty website with Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. Now you can also sign in to your Nintendo Network ID, although it’s not clear why.
As NeoGAF member catmario discovered, the Nintendo Network ID option has been added to your profile page. Choosing to sign in takes you to the page pictured below, explaining that your “Basic Profile Information” (things like your Mii Name and Country) will be shared with the Call of Duty site.
Going forward with the process doesn’t seem to have any real purpose at this time other than adding a check mark to your profile page.
But that begs the question of why this addition was made, given that we don’t know if any future Call of Duty games will be coming to Wii U or 3DS. The first two Black Ops games appeared on Nintendo consoles (Wii and Wii U respectively), as did Ghosts in 2013. Last year’s Advanced Warfare, however, ignored the Wii U in a move that Michael Condrey, co- founder of game developer Sledgehammer, described it as an “Activision decision”.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III has just been revealed and will likely make its way to Xbox One, PS4, and PC at the very least. Asked about the possibility that the game will also arrive on a Nintendo platform in light of the Nintendo Network ID connection, an Activision spokesperson declined to provide GameSpot with any additional information.
The full reveal of Black Ops III will arrive later this month on April 26. Then we could get answers.
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