Microsoft has raised some eyebrows with the announcement of its partnership with UK mobile service EE. The partnership will bring PC-exclusive games built by Activision Blizzard to Xbox Cloud Gaming, if the ongoing acquisition by Microsoft closes. The deal counters Sony’s repeated claims that Xbox and Game Pass would restrict games like Call of Duty if the acquisition was finalized. The partnership with EE will make it possible for Xbox Cloud Gaming to include PC-exclusive games, and theoretically could impact current PC-only Game Pass content.
On the same day, Microsoft announced that PC Game Pass would become available in 40 additional countries throughout Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Microsoft will bring more games to more people, however they choose to play. Xbox Cloud Gaming only currently includes Xbox-compatible titles. All games are played with a controller or a touch screen, while mouse and keyboard support is still in testing for games like Microsoft Flight Simulator.