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The launch of Xbox games for PC after the partnership of Microsoft and Nvidia


Microsoft's latest partnership with Nvidia kicks off the first Xbox PC games on GeForce Now, and Gears 5 will be available to GeForce Now members today following a deal between Microsoft and Nvidia earlier this year to bring Xbox PC games to GeForce Now, according to a report by theverge.   
Gears 5 may be releasing today, but many more Xbox Game Studios games and Bethesda titles are on their way to GeForce soon. Deathloop, Grounded, and Pentiment will all arrive on Thursday, May 25, and Nvidia says more games from Xbox will be added regularly. 
While the first Xbox PC games must be purchased on Steam to be available on GeForce Now streaming, and Microsoft and Nvidia are working on Microsoft Store support, it's unclear if this will also include PC Game Pass support, but since the subscription is largely paid for through an app Xbox PC, Microsoft Store support will likely be limited to full game purchases either way, and Nvidia says that store support should "become available in the coming months." 
Microsoft entered into a 10-year agreement with Nvidia earlier this year to license Xbox PC games to GeForce Now as part of a broader effort to appease European regulators over the proposed Activision Blizzard deal.  
The EU approved the deal earlier this week as a result of similar 10-year deals offered to other cloud competitors. The deals also include access to Activision Blizzard titles if Microsoft's proposed acquisition is approved by regulators. 
British regulators have halted the deal over cloud competition concerns, as Microsoft faces a lengthy appeals process and a legal challenge closer to home with US regulators, and the Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit to try to block Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion last year, and if the Microsoft deal fails The giant is in lockdown, Nvidia spokesperson Stephenie Ngo tells The Verge that "the agreement with Microsoft and Xbox PC games will continue regardless of the outcome of the acquisition."