Microsoft has recently announced a 10-year deal with European cloud gaming platform Nware, as part of its efforts to address regulatory concerns surrounding its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This partnership will allow Nware to stream PC games built by Xbox on its platform, as well as Activision Blizzard titles once the acquisition is complete.
According to Microsoft, the 10-year deal between Microsoft and Nware will allow Xbox PC games and Activision Blizzard titles to be streamed on Nware's cloud gaming platform. This will significantly expand the availability of these games on cloud game streaming services, making them more accessible to gamers around the world.
Microsoft and European cloud gaming platform Nware have signed a 10-year agreement. Our statement here: pic.twitter.com/GWoSBg63P6
— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) April 28, 2023
The CEO of Nware, Daniel Olmedo, also expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating that the partnership with Microsoft would give Nware gamers the freedom to play any game, anywhere, and would provide a limitless gaming experience.
Moreover, it is worth noting that this Microsoft Nware 10-year deal comes in the wake of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) decision to block the company's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The CMA expressed concerns that the acquisition would reduce competition in the cloud gaming market. The deal with Nware could help address these concerns by providing more options for gamers and expanding the range of games available on cloud gaming platforms.
What is Nware?
Nware is a European cloud gaming platform that enables gamers to stream games from a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. The platform supports a wide range of game genres, from AAA titles to indie games. The platform aims to provide users with high-quality gaming experiences with low latency, regardless of their location or device. The platform's proprietary streaming technology allows for streaming games at 1080p and 60 frames per second, with virtually no lag.
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