Microsoft Partnerships To Provide Boosteroid’s Cloud Gaming Platform
Microsoft Corporation and Boosteroid announced a 10-year agreement on Tuesday to bring Xbox PC games to Boosteroid’s cloud gaming platform.
Microsoft Corporation and Boosteroid announced a 10-year agreement on Tuesday to bring Xbox PC games to Boosteroid’s cloud gaming platform. Boosteroid, which has a software development team in Ukraine, recently surpassed 4 million users worldwide and has grown to become the world’s largest independent cloud gaming provider.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is completed, Boosteroid customers will be able to stream Activision Blizzard PC titles.
This means that popular franchises like “Call of Duty” will reach more than 150 million additional players when combined with other partnerships recently announced by Microsoft. It also makes games developed by Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and Activision Blizzard playable on a variety of cloud gaming services and subscriptions.
“We think that games have the ability to unite people. Xbox is dedicated to providing more ways for everyone to play their favourite games across devices, “Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft’s gaming division, said. “Bringing Xbox PC games to Boosteroid members, including once the deal closes Activision Blizzard titles such as ‘Call of Duty,’ is yet another step in realising that vision.”
“The goal of Boosteroid is to make games accessible to as many people, locations, and platforms as possible. Our mission has always been to give gamers the chance to play their favourite games on any nearby device “Ivan Shvaichenko, the CEO of Boosteroid, said. “The announcement made today represents one more step in that direction. We also value Microsoft’s continued support for Ukraine because our development team is based there, and we will collaborate on a project to help our local game development community contribute more to the nation’s economic recovery.”
Boosteroid has operated since 2017 and has its research and development operations in Ukraine, based mostly in Kyiv and Kharkiv. Throughout the past 13 months of war, the company has continued to innovate and expand, despite having two Kharkiv offices damaged by Russian missile attacks.
It has only recently announced new initiatives to expand the cloud-based gaming services available to Mac, Chromebooks, Android set-top boxes, and LG TVs. It provides browser-based and dedicated applications for Windows, Linux, Android, Android TV, and macOS, as well as cloud game streaming.
Microsoft’s partnership to provide Boosteroid Cloud Gaming Platform, is welcome news and further evidence of the company’s ongoing support for Ukraine. Boosteroid’s Ukrainian dev team has built a world-class streaming platform under the most challenging circumstances and now serves gamers in the United States, United Kingdom and countries across the European Union.
It operates through data center operations located in six U.S. states, including Microsoft’s home state of Washington, as well as in the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia.
The gaming community is a vibrant part of Ukraine’s software ecosystem. Microsoft recently added support for the Ukrainian language for the Xbox console dashboard, PC, and mobile apps, and will launch PC Game Pass in Ukraine in spring 2023.
This partnership builds on the $430 million in technology and financial assistance Microsoft has provided Ukraine since Russia’s unlawful invasion, and exemplifies the steps Microsoft will continue to take to support Ukraine’s 160,000 software developers. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will make ‘Call of Duty’ available on far more devices than before.