Microsoft is continuing to sign deals to bring games to other platforms in the shadow of the companies pending Activision-Blizzard deal. Microsoft announced today that they are committing to putting Xbox PC games, including potential Activision-Blizzard games like Call of Duty, on Boosteroid, a Ukranian based cloud gaming service that is the largest independent cloud gaming provider in the world.
This new commitment, combined with other recent agreements with Nintendo and Nvidia, will bring games like Call of Duty to more than 150 million additional players claims Microsoft.
Players deserve more choice than they have now when it comes their favorite games. Today we've signed a 10-year deal with @Boosteroid_main enabling players to stream Xbox PC games, including Activision Blizzard PC titles like CoD following after close https://t.co/Xso6ykadw1— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 14, 2023
In a statement on the official announcement, Xbox head Phil Spencer says “We believe in the power of games to bring people together. That’s why Xbox is committed to give everyone more ways to play their favorite games, across devices… “Bringing Xbox PC games to Boosteroid members, including Activision Blizzard titles such as ‘Call of Duty’ once the deal closes, is yet another step in realizing that vision.”
Xbox has been incredibly busy making deals as they attempt to convince regulators that their proposed near 70 billion dollar Activision-Blizzard deal will be good for the games industry and good for competition. All of these recent deals to commit Xbox’s library of first party games is an attempt to show in good faith that the gaming giant will stick to their word and continue to release Activision-Blizzard games on as many platforms as possible should the deal close.