Microsoft and Nvidia have agreed to a 10-year deal to integrate Xbox PC games with the Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service.
If Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which includes the Call Of Duty series, would be included.
Players may now stream PC games they own to various devices, including PCs, macOS computers, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices, according to local telco Yes 5G.
Xbox PC games purchased on the Microsoft Store will be able to be streamed via GeForce Now. Work on the integration has begun immediately.
This new agreement is a small part of a larger picture. Microsoft is still facing legal challenges in order to get the Activision Blizzard merger approved. Nvidia was one of the few companies, alongside Google parent company Alphabet and Sony, that opposed the acquisition.
Nvidia is now "offering its full support for regulatory approval of the acquisition with this GeForce Now agreement."
This agreement appears to be allowing more gamers to play games under the Xbox banner, according to Nvidia's senior vice president Jeff Fisher.
GeForce Now is in direct competition with Xbox's cloud gaming offerings, offered via Xbox Game Pass. So this agreement demonstrates that Microsoft will not be locking their games (and Call Of Duty, should they own ActiBlizz) nor will they be forcing players to join the Xbox ecosystem. Instead, it is granting greater access to the games on other platforms, even beyond Xbox.
If Microsoft is allowed to buy ActiBlizz, the announcement was made during a Microsoft press conference held in Brussels, Belgium.