Microsoft and Nvidia have just stated that all Xbox PC games will be coming to GeForce now. This can definetly be considered a surprise announcement. Both companies have agreed to a 10-year partnership to bring Xbox PC games to the GeForce Now. It will also enable Activision Blizzard PC titles to be streamed on GeForce NOW after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision closes.
Microsoft and NVIDIA will begin work immediately to integrate Xbox PC games into GeForce NOW. This will mean that GeForce NOW members can stream PC games they buy in the Windows Store, including third-party partner titles where the publisher has granted streaming rights to NVIDIA. Xbox PC games currently available in third-party stores like Steam or Epic Games Store will also be able to be streamed through GeForce NOW.
Dozens of franchises will join GeForce Now
When Microsoft brings their Xbox Games to GeForce Now, this also means all Bethesda games and eventually Activision games will be joining GeForce Now. This means franchises like Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo, Forza Motorsports and many more are set to join. Nvidia has been opposing Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard, claiming they would monopolize cloud gaming. By signing this deal, Nvidia’s worries have faded away. It seems like the obvious motivator for Microsoft to agree to this deal.