Xbox brings first game to GeForce Now as part of 10-year Nvidia pledge
Microsoft has begun its ten-year partnership with Nvidia by adding Gears 5 to its cloud gaming service, GeForce Now. More Xbox games will be added next week.
Microsoft announced in February that it had signed a ten-year deal with Nvidia to bring Xbox PC games to its GeForce Now cloud gaming service; one of many deals the tech giant has made in an attempt to sway regulators to approve the $69 billion Activision Blizzard deal. Kicking off the partnership, Gears 5 is now available on GeForce Now, and it’ll be followed by another three games next week.
Microsoft reveals the first four Xbox games heading to GeForce Now
Following Gears 5’s arrival on the cloud gaming service, Deathloop, Grounded, and Pentiment will be added to GeForce Now on May 25th. Microsoft’s corporate VP Sarah Bond says that this is just the start of the two companies’ plans to “accelerate access to players around the globe,” and additional games from the Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda libraries will be added on a regular basis. The deal’s initial announcement also said that Activision Blizzard’s catalog of games will also join GeForce Now, provided the deal gets approved — which is currently uncertain after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority blocked it last month.
“The initial slate of launch games spans our catalog, providing players with high-quality, immersive titles with a little something for everyone — single-player campaigns, story-driven experiences, and opportunities to play with friends and family through multiplayer,” Bond said. “Following this initial release, we’ll continue to add more content from our portfolio on a regular basis to ensure players can always find a new and exciting game. News and release dates will be shared via GFN Thursday updates.”
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