Microsoft has agreed to a new 10-year contract with a cloud gaming company. This time, it’s with Tokyo, Japan-based supplier Ubitus.
Microsoft and Ubitus, a top cloud gaming service, have agreed to a 10-year agreement to stream Xbox PC games as well as Activision Blizzard titles after the deal closes, according to Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, on Twitter. Our goal is to provide more players with more options.
Sarah Bond, corporate VP of Microsoft, continued, “Giving customers more choice is at the heart of what we do. I’m excited to work with Ubitus to provide fans with yet another choice for playing Xbox PC games.
The Forgotten City, Control, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Resident Evil Village are just a few of the titles on the Nintendo Switch that Ubitus has collaborated on with numerous publishers in cloud versions.
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Microsoft said earlier this week that it has reached a 10-year agreement with Ukrainian cloud gaming operator Boosteroid in order to expand the number of streaming services that Xbox and PC games are available on. Games from Activision Blizzard would be included if its merger with Microsoft is approved.
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Microsoft is making every effort to allay regulators’ concerns about anticompetitiveness in the gaming sector. Most recently, in order to increase the accessibility of Activision Blizzard titles on other platforms, Microsoft negotiated 10-year agreements with Nintendo and GeForce Now.
Nonetheless, the conflict between Sony and Microsoft continues as the latter contends that the merger would irreversibly hurt competition and that Activision Blizzard games for the PlayStation might potentially be hacked to perform poorly on the system.
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At IGN, George Yang writes on a freelance basis. Since 2019, he has been writing about the industry, and he has contributed to Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety, among other media.