Microsoft Strikes Another 10-Year Deal To Expand Activision Games Availability

Zinger Key Points
  • Microsoft signs another 10-year deal — this time with Japanese cloud gaming provider Ubitus.
  • "Our commitment is to give more players, more choice," MSFT CEO and Xbox head Phil Spencer tweeted.

Microsoft Gaming CEO and Xbox head Phil Spencer announced Microsoft MSFT signed another 10-year partnership to stream its games, including Activision Blizzard ATVI games if the proposed $68.7 billion acquisition goes through.

What Happened: Microsoft signed a deal with Ubitus, a cloud gaming provider based in Tokyo, Japan, which is recognized for collaborating with numerous publishers to create cloud-based versions of popular games. These include The Forgotten City, Control, A Plague Tale: Requiem and Resident Evil Village for Nintendo's NTDOY Switch.

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"Microsoft and Ubitus, a leading cloud gaming provider, have signed a 10-year partnership to stream Xbox PC Games as well as Activision Blizzard titles after the acquisition closes. Our commitment is to give more players, more choice," Spencer tweeted.

Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Sarah Bond said: “Giving customers more choice is core to what we do. Thrilled to partner with Ubitus to give gamers yet another option for how they play Xbox PC games.”

At the start of the week, Microsoft revealed it entered into a 10-year agreement with Boosteroid, a cloud gaming platform headquartered in Ukraine. The objective of the deal is to expand the availability of Xbox and PC games to additional streaming services.

And recently, Microsoft established partnerships with Nintendo and Nvidia Corporation NVDA in order to alleviate regulators' concerns about anticompetitive behavior.

See Also: Sony Controls The Market, Microsoft Boss Says To Justify Activision Blizzard Deal

Photo: Matthew Manuel via Unsplash.

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