All upcoming Xbox exclusive games will soon be available on Nvidia’s streaming service, GeForce Now. A ten-year agreement in the same vein as that signed with Nintendo. What convince Sony to let go of the ballast on the Activision-Blizzard file?
Seduction operation for Microsoft. While the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard for almost 70 billion dollars worries competitors and regulators more and more, the Redmond firm is trying to reassure its world with sensational announcements. After the Call of Duty carried on Switch for 10 years, Brad Smith, the vice-president of Microsoft, promises that all new Xbox games will be available on GeForce Now as soon as they launch.
It was during a conference organized in Brussels that Brad Smith announced the news. A strategy to convince European regulators of the good faith of his company:
“Microsoft will port all Xbox games available on PC to the GeForce Now cloud gaming service. We will also carry all Activision-Blizzard games, including Call of Duty”.
Call of Duty, the game of discord between Microsoft and Sony
This agreement will run for ten years and shows that Microsoft does not limit its games to Xbox only. Note that although it is a cloud gaming service, GeForce Now does not compete directly with Xbox Game Pass. The former requires purchasing the games before enjoying them, while the latter operates on a subscription system. Last point: Microsoft titles available on Steam and the Epic Games Store will also be affected.
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This partnership allows Microsoft to secure a strong ally in the takeover file, that of Nvidia. By porting all of its games to competing platforms and emphasizing Call of Duty, the Redmond launches an undisguised appeal to his best enemy: Sony. The Japanese manufacturer indeed takes a very dim view of the possession of the warrior license by its rival.
For Sony, Call of Duty is a saga associated with PlayStation in the minds of the players and losing it would be a disaster. Microsoft is therefore trying to show its good faith by showing that no, “Caloffe” will not be exclusive to its consoles. What convince the Japanese manufacturer to let go of the ballast?