Microsoft Is Set to Bring PC Game Pass to Nvidia’s GeForce Now Service

Microsoft is set to bring PC Game Pass to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service. And if this gets to happen, it simply means that users and gamers will now be able to play Xbox PC games directly on the GeForce Now streaming service by Nvidia.

Microsoft PC Game Pass GeForce Now

Microsoft PC Game Pass GeForce Now

Microsoft is at the moment planning to bring PC Game Pass titles to Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service. Sarah Bond, who is the head of Xbox creator experience, made the announcement of the move at a private Xbox media briefing held in Los Angeles on Sunday. “You will be able to play your PC Game Pass catalog on all the devices supported by Nvidia GeForce Now,” Bond said.

“This will enable the PC Game Pass catalog to be played on any device that GeForce Now streams to, like low-spec PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, mobile devices, TVs, and more, and we’ll be rolling this out in the months ahead,” Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire editor in chief, in a blog post stated.

What This Means for GeForce Members

Members of GeForce Now will be able to “stream select PC games from the library,” so it does not get to look like it will be the full catalog. But either way, this is a very big deal for cloud gaming, letting PC Game Pass subscribers to make use of Nvidia’s superior game streaming service with RTX 4080 levels of performance types. In a test carried out by The Verge, they found the RTX 4080 tier of GeForce Now was far superior to Microsoft’s very own Xbox Cloud Gaming offering for both performance and latency.

This also means that Microsoft’s promised Microsoft Store support for GeForce Now goes way beyond just your purchases and also extends to the PC Game Pass subscription. Nvidia prior to this has said support for the Microsoft Store on GeForce Now will “become available in the coming months,” so we just might not have to wait for too long in a bid to see PC Game Pass on GeForce Now.

Microsoft and Nvidia Partnership

All of this work is part and parcel of a fresh partnership that is between Microsoft and Nvidia that gets to see Xbox PC games come to GeForce Now. Microsoft recently struck a 10-year agreement with Nvidia in the early parts of this year to license Xbox PC games to GeForce Now as part of a wider effort to appease regulators over its proposed Activision Blizzard deal. The deal in question also includes access to Activision Blizzard titles in the event that Microsoft’s proposed acquisition is approved by regulators.

Microsoft Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Regulators in the UK have blocked the deal over cloud competition concerns, despite 10-year deals of Microsoft with multiple cloud gaming rivals. And right now Microsoft is offering its PC Game Pass subscription on a rival cloud gaming service, in quite a surprise move that may help it to convince regulators over its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.



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