Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) have announced a 10-tear partnership to bring Xbox PC games to the NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. The cloud gaming service has over 25 million members in over 100 countries. This agreement will enable gamers to stream Xbox PC titles from GeForce NOW to PCs, macOS, Chromebooks, smartphones and other devices. This will allow Activision Blizzard PC titled such as Call of Duty to be streamed on GeForce NOW after the close of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision. “Xbox remains committed to giving people more choice and finding ways to expand how people play,” said Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer. “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.”
“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,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president for GeForce at NVIDIA. “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.”
Microsoft and NVIDIA will work together to integrate Xbox PC games into GeForce NOW. This will allow members to stream PC games they buy in the Windows Store, including third party stores such as Steam or Epic Games.