Microsoft and Nvidia have announced a 10-year partnership to bring Xbox PC games to Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service. According to the statement, GeForce Now has over 25 million members in more than 100 countries. Microsoft also plans to bring Activision games to GeForce Now service once the acquisition closes.
“Xbox remains committed to giving people more choice and finding ways to expand how people play. This partnership will help grow NVIDIA’s catalog of titles to include games like Call of Duty, while giving developers more ways to offer streaming games. We are excited to offer gamers more ways to play the games they love,” said Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer.
Microsoft and Nvidia partnership will allow users to stream Xbox PC games from the GeForce Now platform to various devices, including Chromebooks, smartphones, macOS, PCs, select Smart TVs, Chromecast, and Sheild TV. Further, Activision Blizzard PC titles, such as Call of Duty, will be available to stream via the GeForce Now cloud gaming service after the Microsoft acquisition of Activision. For the unaware, Microsoft is trying to acquire Activision for USD 69 billion (around Rs. 5,71,468).
“Combining the incredibly rich catalog of Xbox first-party games with GeForce NOW’s high-performance streaming capabilities will propel cloud gaming into a mainstream offering that appeals to gamers at all levels of interest and experience. Through this partnership, more of the world’s most popular titles will now be available from the cloud with just a click, playable by millions more gamers,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president for GeForce at Nvidia.
GeForce Now members will be able to stream PC games they purchase via the Microsoft Store and third-party partner titles, where the publisher has granted streaming rights to Nvidia. Users can also stream Xbox PC games that are currently available in third-party stores, including Steam or Epic Games, through GeForce NOW.
Additionally, Microsoft has also signed a 10-year agreement to bring the latest Call of Duty title to the Nintendo platform after the acquisition of Activision.