Microsoft recently announced its commitment to bringing its games, including Call of Duty and other Activision titles, to Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform if the Activision purchase is approved by regulators. This move is part of Microsoft’s intentions to keep major titles on multiple platforms, a concern that has been holding back the $70 billion acquisition deal announced over a year ago. Of course, GeForce Now is a subscription service, but it doesn’t include access to any games. You still have to buy the games you play individually on each platform. Additionally, Microsoft and Nintendo signed a deal to guarantee that Nintendo hardware will get access to Call of Duty games day-and-date with the Xbox release, complete with feature parity. The biggest opposition to the deal is Sony, the company behind the PlayStation consoles. While Microsoft has committed to bringing its games to PlayStation in a similar fashion to Nintendo, Sony has seemingly refused to take it. Whether today’s commitments are enough to win over European regulators and get the deal approved remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Microsoft is doing everything it can to go through with its purchase.
Today: December 6, 2023