What You Need to Know
- As Xbox continues to negotiate the completion of the Activision-Blizzard deal, the company has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to bring Xbox PC games and potential future Activision-Blizzard games to GeForce now
- NVIDIA is now in favor of the Xbox and Activision-Blizzard merger after previously being against it
Xbox held a surprise press conference today in Brussel’s after their meeting with European regulators to further discuss their position on the Activision-Blizzard deal. At this conference, Microsoft president Brad Smith announced that NVIDIA was now in support of the Activision-Blizzard deal and that Xbox is partnering with them to bring games to GeForce Now.
At a press conference in Brussels, Microsoft President Brad Smith just announced ALL Xbox PC games will come to competing cloud service NVIDIA GeForce Now.— Jez (@JezCorden) February 21, 2023
"NVIDIA now supports this deal." pic.twitter.com/1cx0kIYpKz
Xbox Head Phil Spencer tweeted about the deal saying they had signed a “10 year deal” to bring Xbox PC games to GeForce Now as well as future Activision-Blizzard PC games should the deal pass.
We have signed a 10 year agreement with NVIDIA that will allow GeForce NOW players to stream Xbox PC games as well as Activision Blizzard PC titles, including COD, following the acquisition. We´re committed to bringing more games to more people – however they choose to play.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2023
This deal comes just hours after Brad Smith reaffirmed their intent to bring Call of Duty to Switch, saying they had signed a 10 year deal with them to bring the series to the Nintendo platform with “feature and content parity”.
We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers. This is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms. pic.twitter.com/JmO0hzw1BO— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) February 21, 2023
Microsoft has been making deals to get other competitors on board with the deal. Sony continues to be the strongest voice against the deal, and Brad Smith revealed today that Sony has yet to agree to terms with Microsoft.