Microsoft partners with Ukraine's Boosteroid

Date Type Companies involved Size
March 15th, 2023 partnership Microsoft Not disclosed
Microsoft partners with Ukraine's Boosteroid

Tech giant Microsoft has revealed a ten-year partnership with Ukraine cloud platform Boosteroid.

The venture will see the Xbox firm's PC games coming to the service, which boasts over four million users around the world. If Microsoft completes its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it has promised that Call of Duty would be coming the Boosteroid, too.

"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," Xbox boss Phil Spencer said. "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."

Boosteroid CEO Ivan Shvaichenko added: "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 favorite titles on any device close at hand. 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."

This comes in the wake of Microsoft signing a deal to bring its games to Nvidia GeForce streaming service

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