Microsoft signs yet another ten-year Call of Duty licensing deal

By Sean Carey,

Microsoft has signed another ten-year agreement to bring Xbox PC games and Activision Blizzard titles, including Call of Duty, to cloud gaming provider Boosteroid should its acquisition of the publisher be approved.

In a bid to appease regulators across the world and get its Activision Blizzard takeover across the line, Microsoft has inked a new deal with Boosteroid to bring Xbox PC games and Activision titles, including Call of Duty, to the cloud gaming platform.

Microsoft has inked a ten-year Call of Duty licensing deal with cloud platform Boosteroid

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

According to Microsoft, Boosteroid, which has its development team based in Ukraine, "recently surpassed 4 million users globally and has become the largest independent cloud gaming provider in the world." Once Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition closes, Boosteroid users will be able to stream and play Xbox PC and Activision Blizzard PC games on the platform.

“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 favourite games, across devices,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a 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 realising 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 favourite titles on any device close at hand,” said Boosteroid CEO, Ivan Shvaichenko. “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.”

With ten-year commitments to other companies such as Nintendo and Nvidia, Microsoft claims that popular franchises like Call of Duty "will surpass more than 150 million additional players" if the Activision Blizzard acquisition is approved.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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