According to the deal, Microsoft will make its PC titles available on NVIDIA's GeForce Now service, including Call of Duty games, should the acquisition of Activision Blizzard go through.
Microsoft has announced a new deal with NVIDIA that will bring its PC titles to NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming service.
The partnership agreement between the companies was announced by Microsoft president Brad Smith during a press conference that took place after a closed hearing at the European Commission regarding its $68.7 billion proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the deal will see Microsoft making its Xbox games, which can be played on PC, available on NVIDIA's GeForce Now service. The deal will also bring Activision Blizzard's games, including Call of Duty, to the platform, should the Activision deal go through.
Apart from the announcement, during his speech, Smith cited regulators' concerns that the acquisition could reduce competition and harm gamers and noted that if regulators approve the deal, Microsoft will bring Call of Duty to "150 million more people who don't get it today."
"The number one concern that people have expressed about this acquisition is that Call of Duty will be less available to people, what we have proved is the opposite will be true," he said. "And if this deal is approved, the game will be available to 150 million more players around the world."
Earlier, Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft has signed a "legally binding" contract with Nintendo that will bring Xbox games, including the Call of Duty titles – if its Activision deal goes through, to Nintendo platforms. Prior to that, the company announced its commitment to release the Call of Duty games on Steam the same day they come to Xbox.
Previously, Microsoft also approached Sony with a similar offer, although the Japanese company did not accept the deal. During yesterday's press conference, Smith reiterated that Microsoft wasn't able to make a deal with Sony but expressed his hope that it will in the future.
"We haven't agreed a deal with Sony, but I hope we will," he said. "I hope today is a day that will advance our industry and regulation in a responsible way."
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