Tuesday saw the announcement of a 10-year deal between Microsoft Corp. and Boosteroid to make Xbox PC games available on Boosteroid’s cloud gaming platform. Customers of Boosteroid will also be able to stream Activision Blizzard PC games after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is complete, thanks to the deal.
Recently surpassing 4 million users worldwide, Boosteroid—whose software development team is based in Ukraine—became the biggest independent cloud gaming provider. This partnership[ means that popular franchises like “Call of Duty” will reach more than 150 million additional players when combined with other partnerships recently announced by Microsoft.
It also makes games developed by Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and Activision Blizzard playable on various cloud gaming services and subscriptions.
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Phil Spencer, CEO of Gaming, Microsoft.said, “We believe in the power of games to bring people together. That’s why Xbox is committed to give everyone more ways to play their favorite games across devices. Bringing Xbox PC games to Boosteroid members, including Activision Blizzard titles such as ‘Call of Duty’ once the deal closes, is yet another step in realizing that vision.”
Ivan Shvaichenko, Boosteroid CEO, said, “With our development team based in Ukraine, we appreciate Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to Ukraine, and we will be working together on an initiative supporting our local game development community to invest further in the economic recovery of the country.”