Microsoft signs deal with NVIDIA to bring all Xbox games to GeForce Now
Microsoft and NVIDIA announced that the companies have agreed to a 10-year partnership to bring Xbox PC games to the cloud gaming service. NVIDIA GeForce NOWwhich has more than 25 million members in more than 100 countries.
In a pretty shrewd PR move, Microsoft also held a press conference to publicly announce some major strides it’s made with competitors in an attempt to quash regulatory concerns.
Microsoft signed a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty and other Xbox games to Nintendo platforms. Now, at the press conference in Brussels, Microsoft has announced that it has signed a similar deal with NVIDIA to bring all Xbox PC games to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service. This includes Call of Duty games and other Activision-Blizzard titles. A press release confirms that gamers will need to purchase and own a game before they can stream it with GeForce Now.
If the merger goes through, Microsoft says gamers will be able to stream any and all Xbox and Activision game purchases made on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Windows Store through the GeForce Now service.
“Microsoft will bring its Xbox games played on PC to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service. We will also be bringing all Activision Blizzard titles, including Call of Duty, to GeForce Now,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said at the press conference.
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“Combining Xbox’s incredibly rich catalog of first-party games with the high-performance streaming capabilities of GeForce NOW will propel cloud gaming into a mainstream offering that appeals to gamers at all interest and experience levels,” said Jeff Fisher. , Senior Vice President of GeForce at NVIDIA.
“Through this partnership, more of the world’s most popular titles will now be available from the cloud with just one click, and millions more gamers will be able to play them.”