Microsoft has announced plans to make its PC Game Pass titles available on Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service. During a private Xbox media briefing in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sarah Bond, head of Xbox creator experience, revealed that “You will be able to play your PC Game Pass catalog on all the devices supported by Nvidia GeForce Now.” Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire editor in chief, confirmed in a blog post that the move will allow PC Game Pass subscribers to use Nvidia’s superior game streaming service featuring RTX 4080 levels of performance. GeForce Now users will be able to stream select PC games from the library, though it’s unclear whether the full catalog will be available. This announcement is part of a fresh partnership between Microsoft and Nvidia, who recently entered into a 10-year agreement to license Xbox PC games to GeForce Now.
Furthermore, Microsoft’s Microsoft Store support for GeForce Now will extend to the PC Game Pass subscription, which means users will have access to their purchases as well. Nvidia has confirmed that the Microsoft Store on GeForce Now will become available soon. This move could potentially help Microsoft in gaining regulatory approval for its proposed Activision Blizzard deal, which UK regulators have blocked on the grounds of cloud competition concerns, despite Microsoft’s 10-year deals with multiple cloud gaming rivals.