Microsoft has announced another deal with a cloud gaming provider. This time the deal is a 10 year deal with Boosteroid, the largest independent cloud gaming company in the world. Boosteroid has over 4 million users around the globe and will be able to stream Xbox PC games on its service. The deal will also include all of the Activision Blizzard King games once the acquisition goes through.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer commented by saying:
"“We believe in the power of games to bring people together. That’s why Xbox is committed to give everyone more ways to play their favorite games, across devices,” said Phil Spencer, CEO of Gaming, Microsoft. “Bringing Xbox PC games to Boosteroid members, including Activision Blizzard titles such as ‘Call of Duty’ once the deal closes, is yet another step in realizing that vision.”"
The announcement was made via press release, which Spencer echoed on Twitter as well as you can see below:
Boosteroid is a relatively new company as it has only been around less than six years in 2017. Based in Ukraine, the company has also begun supporting cloud gaming in the United States. Microsoft has recently revealed similar ten-year deals with Nintendo and Nvidia. The Activision Blizzard deal has been the subject of a lot of scrutiny at the hands of Sony. In fact, Sony has recently stated they have no desire in any deal with Microsoft and are only seeking to block the merger.
As of now, there are two major workers unions, Nintendo, Nvidia, Ubisoft, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Activision Blizzard, Chile, Serbia, Take-Two Interactive, Boosteroid and others have come out in public support of the deal as well as landing deals with Microsoft for their games should the deal go through.
Court cases are slated to occur later this year and Summer, but those have been constantly rotating. We’ll let you know more as we here it so stay tuned.