Through a new 10-year agreement to support Boosteroid’s leading Ukrainian software development team, Microsoft will bring Xbox PC games, as well as Activision Blizzard titles including Call of Duty, to the world’s largest independent cloud gaming provider.
Microsoft and Ukraine-based Boosteroid have announced a 10-year agreement to bring Xbox games to the latter’s cloud gaming platform. As part of this deal, Microsoft will allow the cloud company to stream Activision Blizzard games, including Call of Duty. It should be noted that the deal is conditional and comes after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is complete.
“We believe in the power of games to bring people together. That’s why Xbox strives to give everyone more ways to play their favorite games across all devices. Delivering Xbox PC games to Boosteroid members, including Activision Blizzard titles like Call of Duty, once the deal is complete is another step towards realizing that vision,” said Phil Spencer, CEO of Gaming at Microsoft.
“150 million players”
Microsoft also said that popular franchises like Call of Duty, combined with other partnerships with Nvidia and Nintendo, will surpass more than 150 million additional players — a number Microsoft vice chairman Brad Smith has touched on numerous times in the recent Past.
Microsoft also said the partnerships will make games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and Activision Blizzard playable on multiple cloud gaming services and subscriptions.
“It [the partnership] Complements our recent agreements with Nintendo and Nvidia and makes it even clearer to regulators that our acquisition of Activision Blizzard will bring ‘Call of Duty’ to far more devices than before,” added Smith.
Boosteroid cloud gaming
Boosteroid recently surpassed the 4 million mark worldwide and has become the largest independent cloud gaming provider in the world. It has customers in the US, UK and other European Union countries. Boosteroid has been operating since 2017 and has its R&D operations in Ukraine, mainly in Kyiv and Kharkiv.
“With our Ukraine-based development team, we appreciate Microsoft’s continued commitment to Ukraine and we will work together on an initiative that will support our local game developer community to continue investing in the country’s economic recovery,” said Ivan Shvaichenko , CEO of Boosteroid .