This new 10-year deal, according to Microsoft, will have Xbox PC games come to the service. It will also see Activision Blizzard titles added should the acquisition be completed.
“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 in the official press release. “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.”
What is Boosteroid? Why It Matters For Xbox?
Based out of Ukraine, Boosteroid is a web-based cloud service that works to allow players to play high-end games via any browser.
“Boosteroid shares Microsoft’s vision of bringing games to as many people, places and platforms as possible,” Ivan Shvaichenko, Boosteroid CEO said in the announcement. “It has long been our goal to provide gamers with an opportunity to enjoy their favorite titles on any device close at hand. Today’s announcement is yet another step in this direction.”
Currently, Boosteroid serves games to players in the United States, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and other countries throughout the European Union. The company utilizes data centers in a number of locations in the United States and Europe. Games featured on the service as of writing include Cyberpunk 2077, FIFA 23, Grand Theft Auto VI, and more.
With Xbox games added to the mix, players will now get first-party Xbox exclusives that are also available traditionally on PC.
What do you think of this latest Microsoft deal to bring Xbox games to Boosteroid?