Microsoft closes an agreement with the Spanish cloud gaming company Nware
It hasn’t been an easy week for Microsoft after the body that regulates competition and monopoly in the United Kingdom (CMA) has decided to block the purchase of Activision Blizzard, a historic operation for the video game industry due to the high amount of the operation.
However, this does not prevent those from Redmond from moving forward with their next projects and a few minutes ago have announced the closing of a new alliance with Nwarea cloud gaming company originating in USA that we already told you about in Vandal and that from now on will be able to offer its users the titles of the Xbox brand and, of course, from Activision Blizzard.
“Microsoft and the European cloud gaming platform Nware have signed a 10 year agreement for streaming PC games made by Xbox on this platform, as well as also the Activision Blizzard titles if we close their acquisition“, comments Mcirosoft in a statement shared by Brad Smith, president of the company. “Although it is still early days in the emerging cloud gaming market, this new alliance combined with other recent agreements will make more popular games available on more services. of games is streaming than today.
Microsoft and European cloud gaming platform Nware have signed a 10-year agreement. Our statement here: pic.twitter.com/GWoSBg63P6—Brad Smith (@BradSmi) April 28, 2023
The game in the cloud, key to the no of the CMA
Precisely, cloud gaming has been key in the CMA’s decision to block the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft since according to the British organization, those from Redmond have a very strong position within these services for Xbox, Windows, Azure and Xbox Cloud Gaming, a position that would be reinforced if it controlled licenses such as Call of Duty or Warcraft, so They have decided to give their no to the operation.
Those, Microsoft has not said its last word and both they and Activision Blizzard will appeal this decision while awaiting verdicts from similar bodies in the European Union and the United States.