Microsoft president says Activision licensing cope with Nvidia By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith reacts throughout an interview with Reuters on the Net Summit, Europe’s greatest tech convention, in Lisbon, Portugal November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photograph

By Foo Yun Chee and Stephen Nellis

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:) Chairman Brad Smith stated on Tuesday that the US software program large has agreed to a licensing deal that can deliver Activision video games to Nvidia’s (NASDAQ:) Corp gaming platform and hopes rival sony (NYSE:) Group Corp will take into account doing the identical.

Smith advised a press convention that he was now extra optimistic about finishing the Activision acquisition after the Nvidia licensing deal in addition to the same cope with Nintendo.

Smith additionally stated Nvidia is backing maker Xbox’s bid to purchase Activision, which has come below scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the US and Europe. European officers issued a warning to Microsoft in regards to the deal earlier this month, whereas the US Federal Commerce Fee requested a decide to dam the deal.

Nvidia stated in a press launch that it has reached a 10-year settlement with Microsoft to instantly start work on integrating Xbox video games into its GeForce Now recreation streaming service, which has 25 million customers worldwide. greater than 100 international locations.