Microsoft brings Xbox PC games to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels today, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the news while trying to persuade EU regulators to approve Activision Blizzard’s proposed acquisition, The Verge reported.
“Microsoft will bring its Xbox PC games to Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service,” said Smith at The Verge’s conference of attendees. “We will also be bringing all of Activision Blizzard’s titles to GeForce Now, including Call of Duty.”
You still have to buy games individually before you can play them in GeForce Now; Streaming rights agreement 10 year agreement only. Microsoft is committed to making its games available for streaming whether you purchase them from the Windows Store, Steam or the Epic Games Store, the press release said. Microsoft’s own rival Xbox cloud gaming service or the larger Xbox Game Pass, which includes access to Xbox PC games, was not mentioned.
Microsoft also offered a similar 10-year deal to Sony regarding new Call of Duty games. But the PlayStation maker has yet to agree to this, possibly as it opposes the Activision Blizzard purchase and any Call of Duty deal would help Strengthen Microsoft’s position.
The deal comes just hours after Microsoft revealed it had signed a binding 10-year deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms. Smith announced the deal earlier today and Microsoft also offered Sony a 10-year deal on the new Call of Duty game. The PlayStation manufacturer has yet to sign a deal due to Microsoft’s opposition to the Activision acquisition and any Call of Duty deal likely to help strengthen Microsoft’s position.
Both Microsoft and Sony have been hiding some studios ever since, many of which are still publishing across all platforms so you haven’t noticed. Sony has also tried to buy Square Enix – maybe even more. But you may notice that their games are still available on other platforms, with a few, mostly seasonal exceptions. Source : Microsoft President Brad Smith