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BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) – In the row over the $1 billion takeover of game maker Activision Blizzard He has Microsoft
Announcement of competitor agreements. This is intended to reduce the concerns of competition observers. In the event of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, classic games such as the shooter “Call of Duty” will also be available on the Geforce Now streaming service in the future, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith announced Tuesday evening in Brussels.

In the morning, it was already known that Microsoft is also a Nintendo user Switch wants to publish the game. This is in comparison to Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s Playstation But much lower performance.

Smith said Tuesday that “Call of Duty” is also available on about 150 million devices. The agreements are initially valid for ten years. Geforce Now gaming service from chip maker Nvidia specializing in graphics cards
According to official figures, it has about 25 million members in more than 100 countries.

Microsoft wants to buy gaming company Blizzard for $68.7 billion (currently about €64.5 billion). In addition to “Call of Duty,” Activision Blizzard also includes titles like “Overwatch,” “World of Warcraft,” “Starcraft,” and “Hearthstone.” Competition observers have reservations about the takeover, for fear of limiting users’ access to the games. / mjm/DP/he

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