Microsoft Just Saved Nvidia's Cloud Gaming Service
Microsoft has been trying hard to acquire Activision for a while now. There has been a lot of pushback from regulators and even more from Sony. As an argument against the deal, Sony says Microsoft will have too much control over a mass game library and hinder competition. I think Sony is just mad that they won't have exclusive Call of Duty perks anymore (haha 😭). Thanks to the witty deal makers at Microsoft, Nvidia, and Nintendo may become the biggest benefactors in keeping the Activision deal alive.
A shiny new 10-year contract with Nvidia
Microsoft has made a 10-year contract deal with Nvidia to gain support for its Activision deal by bringing Xbox PC games to the Nvidia Cloud Gaming Service, GeForce Now. Nivida's Cloud Gaming service has taken a few hits recently, but this deal could help bring in a new wave of streamers. Imagine the full-power Halo Infinite or Forza Horizon 5 running on a cloud server made up of RTX 4080s! Players can save thousands of dollars by letting Nvidia servers run their games on the latest and most powerful hardware.
Nintendo and Call of Duty together again?
In another attempt to gain support, Microsoft said it would bring the latest Call of Duty game to Nintendo. There hasn't been a CoD game released for Nintendo since 2013, when Call of Duty: Ghosts was released on the Nintendo Wii U. Although the graphics are subpar on Nintendo, allowing players to access Call of Duty on the go (with Nintendo Switch) could be a big win for Activision, Microsoft, and Nintendo.