Microsoft Ropes In Nvidia's Geforce Services To Prove It'll Remain Competitive Post Activision Blizzard Acquisition
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Microsoft Also Signed A 10-Year Deal With Nintendo Co. To Bring Activision’s Call Of Duty To That Company’s Gaming Platform
Microsoft has been looking to forge ties with other gaming companies to show that its titles will remain freely available after the Activision deal. Critics of the acquisition are concerned that the company will restrict access to games or give preferential treatment to its Xbox system and cloud-gaming service. Microsoft also signed a 10-year deal with Nintendo Co. to bring Activision’s Call of Duty to that company’s gaming platform. Under the Nvidia deal, the companies will begin work on making Microsoft’s Xbox games available for streaming via GeForce Now. That will eventually include Call of Duty, according to the statement. Nvidia had been initially concerned that the combination might restrict the availability of games on streaming services, said Phil Eisler, the head of GeForce Now. The company is now a proponent of the deal and believes it will help transform Nvidia’s service and help to stream in general.