The deal will bring some titles to Nintendo platforms and Nvidia's streaming services.
Image of a Nintendo Switch handheld where the screen shots an image of the green armored Master Chief from Microsoft Xbox's Halo franchise.

Microsoft has agreed to a 10-year deal that will bring Xbox titles to Nvidia's cloud streaming services and to Nintendo platforms. This is being done in an effort to appease antitrust regulators that still feel as though Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard would lead to anti-competitive behavior or even a monopoly.

In the deal with Nvidia, games like Minecraft would hit Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud streaming service. It also promises to deliver Activision titles such as Call of Duty to GeForce Now users should that deal ever be approved. This particular deal with Nvidia means that those using GeForce Now on Windows, MacOS, Chromebooks, and other devices would get access to these Xbox titles.

Phil Spencer shared the news about the Nvidia partnership today.

"Xbox remains committed to giving people more choice and finding ways to expand how people play,” said Phil Spencer, chief executive of Microsoft Gaming, in a statement. “This partnership will help grow Nvidia’s catalog of titles to include games like ‘Call of Duty,’ while giving developers more ways to offer streaming games."
A tweet sent out by Microsoft vice chair and president Brad Smith says that the deal with Nintendo would offer much the same as the deal with Nvidia. Smith says, "this is just part of our commitment to bring Xbox games and Activision titles like Call of Duty to more players on more platforms."

Beyond just the Minecraft and Call of Duty titles of the world, it will be interesting to see just how far these deals will go. Will there ever come a day where we see something like Halo getting an official release on a Nintendo device? With the way things are going, it actually seems like it could happen.