Microsoft President Brad Smith in a bid to persuade European regulators to approve the acquisition of Activision Blizzard announced on the Company’s signing of the partnership agreement with NVIDIA.
Under a 10-year agreement, Microsoft has agreed to publish all of its own games and Activision Blizzard projects (including Call of Duty) available on the GeForce Now cloud service on the GeForce Now cloud service if the deal goes through.
To access Xbox games on GeForce Now, you must first purchase them (on Microsoft Store, Steam, Epic Games Store) – the agreement gives NVIDIA the right to run these projects through its service on PC, macOS, Chromebooks, smartphones and more stream devices.
In response to this deal, NVIDIA is now publicly supporting Microsoft in its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard. According to Smith, the Call of Duty deal will bring an additional 150 million people who currently don’t have access to the series.
The agreement with NVIDIA came just hours after the announcement of a similar agreement between Microsoft and Nintendo. Sony, meanwhile, is in no hurry to agree to such proposals from a competitor.