Today Microsoft announced another 10-year partnership to bring its games and Activision Blizzard's to another cloud gaming platform, Ubitus.
Of course, the Activision Blizzard part is still pending the proposed acquisition, and interestingly, this announcement doesn't mention Bethesda's games. The announcement was made via Twitter by Microsoft gaming CEO Phil Spencer himself.
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.
We also get a comment from Ubitus itself.
We’re honored to establish a 10-year partnership with Microsoft for players to stream Xbox PC Games and Activision Blizzard titles pending the acquisition. This collaboration enhances our library with high profile game IPs, it also expands our library size to over 1,000 titles, a significant milestone for Ubitus – keeping up our mission of bringing quality games to more platforms and players in more countries with our accessible game streaming solution.
If you're unfamiliar with Ubitus, it's a company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in cloud gaming solutions. Among other things, it partnered with Square Enix, 505 Games, IO Interactive, Square Enix, and Capcom to bring games like Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Hitman 3, and the Resident Evil series to Nintendo Switch.
This follows more partnerships forged with Nintendo, Nvidia, and Boosteroid. Microsoft has been signing deals with several platforms over the past few weeks showcasing its willingness to bring its games to as many users as possible following the acquisition of Activision, in contrast with objections from regional antitrust regulators and Sony, which has been very active in trying to block the deal over the past few months.
Microsoft and Activision plan to complete the deal by June 31, 2023, but we don't yet know whether Microsoft's arguments will ease the regulators' concerns. Sony has proven impervious to attempts to negotiate a deal.