As per the terms of the agreement, gamers will be allowed to stream Xbox PC titles including Minecraft and Activision Blizzard PC games like Call of Duty following the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision on Nvidia’s cloud gaming service platform


Microsoft and Nvidia announce 10-year gaming partnership. (Credit: NVIDIA Corporation)

Microsoft has agreed to a 10-year partnership with American technology company Nvidia to make Xbox PC games available on the latter’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.

As per the terms of the agreement, gamers will be allowed to stream Xbox PC titles including Minecraft from Nvidia’s cloud gaming service platform to PCs, macOS, Chromebooks, smartphones, and other devices.

Besides, the partnership will allow Activision Blizzard PC games, including Call of Duty, to be streamed on GeForce NOW. This will be after the completion of the previously announced Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft gaming CEO Phil Spencer said: “Xbox remains committed to giving people more choice and finding ways to expand how people play.

“This partnership will help grow Nvidia’s catalog of titles to include games like Call of Duty, while giving developers more ways to offer streaming games. We are excited to offer gamers more ways to play the games they love.”

The companies will immediately commence the work to integrate Xbox PC games into GeForce NOW, thereby enabling the gaming platform members to stream PC games they purchase in the Windows Store.

The games also include third-party partner titles where the publisher has given streaming rights to Nvidia.

Microsoft stated that users will also be able to stream Xbox PC games which are currently available in third-party stores like Steam or Epic Games Store through GeForce NOW.

Nvidia GeForce NOW senior vice president Jeff Fisher said: “Combining the incredibly rich catalogue of Xbox first party games with GeForce NOW’s high-performance streaming capabilities will propel cloud gaming into a mainstream offering that appeals to gamers at all levels of interest and experience.

“Through this partnership, more of the world’s most popular titles will now be available from the cloud with just a click, playable by millions more gamers.”

Microsoft also announced that it has forged a 10-year agreement to make the most recent version of the Call of Duty game available on the Nintendo platform following the merger with Activision Blizzard.

The tech major stated that Nvidia is extending its full support for regulatory approval of its Activision Blizzard deal.