Microsoft partners with cloud gaming company Boosteroid

Boosteroid Microsoft Partnership

Microsoft has announced a 10 year partnership with the gaming company Boosteroid.

Founded in 2017, Boosteroid is an independent cloud-based gaming platform and among one of the largest in the world with over four million active users. The company is based in Ukraine and has had their offices damaged twice by Russian ordnance.

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer and Boosteroid CEO Ivan Shvaichenko had this to say in the press release.

“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,” said Phil Spencer, CEO of Gaming, Microsoft. “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.”

“Boosteroid shares Microsoft’s vision of bringing games to as many people, places and platforms as possible. It has long been our goal to provide gamers with an opportunity to enjoy their favorite titles on any device close at hand,” said Ivan Shvaichenko, Boosteroid CEO. “Today’s announcement is yet another step in this direction. Also, 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.”

Microsoft also notes that this ensures Call of Duty would also release on Boosteroid. Competitor Sony has been trying to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

They have concerns over the control it would have over the Call of Duty franchise; but after making deals with Nintendo and other platforms, that argument is slowly making less and less sense.

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