Microsoft has announced that it has entered into separate ten-year agreements with both Nintendo and Nvidia today. Both are for separate deals pending the finalization of the agreement to purchase Activision Blizzard King, and are both huge deals for the industry.
First, the Nintendo deal was announced earlier this morning promising a ten-year agreement to bring Call of Duty same to Nintendo platforms with feature parity to Xbox consoles.
This agreement was originally announced last year, but not finalized until the announcement this morning. It is for Call of Duty to appear same day on Nintendo platforms, not just Switch, the same day as Xbox and utilize the same features as the Xbox version. The latest Nvidia deal, announced this afternoon, was for all Xbox PC games as you can see here.
The interesting part about this deal is that it comes at 7:17 PM local times in Brussels, where Phil Spencer and Microsoft executives are meeting to discuss the ABK deal with a number of companies and regulators consisting of Google, Sony and of course – Nvidia. Now, although we do not know the exact details of this meeting yet, it’s safe to say that this deal would not have been announced if the meeting did not go well, especially considering that Nvidia was present at this meeting.
We’ll have to wait to hear more in a little bit, but this is excellent news not only for the deal itself, but for all players. Being able to stream ALL Xbox PC games on GE Force now is a big deal.