Boosteroid and Microsoft join forces to expand cloud gaming and bring new games to players globally
Microsoft and cloud gaming provider Boosteroid have entered into a 10-year agreement to bring Xbox PC games to Boosteroid’s cloud gaming platform. The partnership will enable Boosteroid customers to stream Activision Blizzard PC titles after Microsoft’s acquisition of the company closes. As a result of the partnership and other recent collaborations, popular franchises such as “Call of Duty” will reach over 150 million additional players, and games developed by Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and Activision Blizzard will be playable on multiple cloud gaming services and subscriptions.
The announcement is another step in Xbox’s mission to offer players more ways to play their favorite games across various devices, according to Phil Spencer, CEO of Gaming at Microsoft. Boosteroid CEO Ivan Shvaichenko also expressed his company’s commitment to Microsoft’s vision of making games available to more people, places, and platforms.
The Ukrainian cloud gaming provider has its development team based in Ukraine, and Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the country is appreciated, Shvaichenko added. Boosteroid operates through data center operations located in multiple countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Serbia. The partnership between the two companies builds on the support Microsoft has provided Ukraine since Russia’s invasion and adds to the recent agreements it has made with Nintendo and NVIDIA.