Microsoft announces Xbox PC games will come to NVIDIA GeForce Now

Microsoft and NVIDIA have inked a 10-year deal.


For the past handful of years, Microsoft has made a conscious effort to get more Xbox games onto PC, with just about every first-party release being available on the Xbox app alongside several third-party titles. While the service typically competes with NVIDIA GeForce Now, the two will soon be joining forces in an unlikely move. Microsoft has announced that it has entered an agreement with NVIDIA to bring Xbox PC games to GeForce Now for the next 10 years.

Microsoft president Brad Smith was speaking at a conference in Brussels today when he announced the agreement between Microsoft and NVIDIA. Xbox head Phil Spencer then made the news public with a tweet not too long after.

The Xbox logo rising above the clouds.

Source: Microsoft

NVIDIA GeForce Now allows players to stream games through the power of the cloud. It’s a way to enjoy games for players that either don’t want to install large file sizes or don’t have the hardware to run graphically intensive games. GeForce Now is also available on mobile devices and is comparable to Microsoft’s own Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

This news comes just after Microsoft confirmed that it signed a deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty games to the Switch (and future Nintendo hardware) for the next decade. As Sony and other parties fight against Microsoft’s attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard over anti-competitive concerns, the company is trying hard to ensure that it won’t be going exclusive with all of its newly acquired assets. As we continue to monitor Microsoft’s business moves, stick with Shacknews for more news.

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    February 21, 2023 11:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Microsoft announces Xbox PC games will come to NVIDIA GeForce Now

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      February 21, 2023 11:05 AM

      Does that mean I'll be able to play Game Pass games on GF Now? That would be huge. If I have to buy them outright, I care a lot less

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        February 21, 2023 11:16 AM

        No, it just brings Xbox and Activision games to GeForce Now, no mention of Game pass.

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        February 21, 2023 11:21 AM

        This is just MS's attempt to say "Look! We aren't the solely dominate cloud gaming platform. Please approve our acquisition!" Not Game Pass on a different platform.

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      February 21, 2023 2:26 PM

      Acquisition definitely going through in my eyes. It's just a case of how much MS has to compromise as it go's through, but none of the big competition regulators are actually saying they will physically stop the deal, (they could've got an injunction against the deal going through if they wanted). They're just demanding MS give more.

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      February 21, 2023 3:44 PM

      Xbox games will be available everywhere but PlayStation if Sony keeps it up.

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