Microsoft has signed yet another 10-year deal with a new cloud gaming provider. This time, it’s with Ubitus, a provider based in Tokyo, Japan.
On Twitter, Xbox’s Phil Spencer said, “Microsoft and Ubitus, a leading cloud gaming provider, have signed a 10-year partnership to stream Xbox PC Games as well as Activision Blizzard titles after the acquisition closes. Our commitment is to give more players, more choice.”
Microsoft corporate VP Sarah Bond added, “Giving customers more choice is core to what we do. Thrilled to partner with Ubitus to give gamers yet another option for how they play Xbox PC games.”
Ubitus is most known for working with many publishers on cloud versions of games for Nintendo Switch, including The Forgotten City, Control, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Resident Evil Village.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it signed a 10-year deal with Boosteroid, a cloud gaming service based in Ukraine, in order to bring Xbox and PC games to more streaming providers. This would include Activision Blizzard games if its merger with Microsoft goes through.
Xbox works to assage regulators
Microsoft is doing all it can to assuage regulators’ fears of anticompetitiveness within the gaming industry. Most recently, Microsoft signed 10-year deals with Nintendo and GeForce Now to make Activision Blizzard games more available on other platforms.
However, the battle still rages on between Microsoft and Sony as the latter claims that the merger would irreparably harm competition and that PlayStation versions of Activision Blizzard games could be potentially sabotaged to perform worse on the platform.
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He's been writing about the industry since 2019 and has worked with other publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety.
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