Microsoft may not be the biggest gaming company when we look at the games coming from their studios. However, the company is walking fast to become the strongest force in the gaming universe. Apart from buying several gaming studios, Microsoft is constantly pushing its services. Today, Microsoft has struck a 10-year deal with NVIDIA. The goal is to bring Xbox games to the GeForce Now streaming service. The company’s president, Brad Smith, made the announcement at a press conference in Brussels. Curiously, Sony’s Jim Ryan and Activision’s Bobby Kotiock attended the European Commission hearing over’s Microsoft takeover of Activision Blizzard.
According to Brad Smith, if the deal goes through, games like Call of Duty will be available on GeForce Now. Curiously, Microsoft also signed a contract with Nintendo promising 10 years of Call of Duty. To recall, Activision removed its titles from the cloud gaming service in 2020. Now, they are set to return. The goal is to get companies to support the deal, apparently.
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“Xbox’s goal is to give people more choices and find ways to expand how people play,” Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said in a statement. “The partnership will help grow NVIDIA’s catalog of titles. It will include games like Call of Duty.”
Worth noting, however, that users will need to buy copies of games from the Xbox PC, Steam, or Epic Games to play them on GeForce Now. For that reason, it’s unclear when Xbox games will be available to stream through the service, which has more than 25 million users. NVIDIA says that MS is working to integrate the Xbox PC games into GeForce Now.
Interestingly, the deal will give Xbox players another way to play through the cloud. Some will prefer NVIDIA GeForce Now, and it’s great to see that Xbox games will not be exclusive to the company’s portfolio of services. Xbox players need to be signed in GamePass Ultimate to enjoy cloud gaming.