Microsoft’s attempt to acquire Activision-Blizzard continues to create ripples across the industry. While the UK’s refusal to buy caused the company massive setbacks, the European Union went ahead after Microsoft made specific concessions on game streaming. One of those was the promise of offering Microsoft-owned titles on competing streaming platforms starting today, with Xbox Game Studios titles appearing on Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service.
This is a big deal, as Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and related streaming game add-on services are a huge part of its overall entertainment strategy. Clearly, the chance to become a mega-publishing mogul by adding Activision-Blizzard titles to your corporate holdings is worth throwing some bones at the competition. this bone Gears (War) 5Anyone who owns the game on Steam can now stream it on GeForce Now.
According to Nvidia’s announcement, the title will expand rapidly. deathloop, and pentiment, All products published by Xbox Game Studios and Microsoft subsidiary developers Bethesda and Obsidian will arrive on May 25th. Currently, only Steam purchases are supported, but games purchased through the Microsoft Store will eventually be added under an agreement that technically precedes the approval of the European Commission. Microsoft over the past few years Ori and the Blind Forest to large franchises such as halo and ForzaSo expect that list to grow quickly.
What about Xbox Game Pass streaming and Activision-Blizzard titles specifically missing from GeForce Now? You will see it displayed when the acquisition is actually done. Microsoft is appealing the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision, where game streaming is a major issue.