Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to add game streaming
In a wide-ranging post on Xbox’s official blog, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer shared the goals and future of the Xbox brand and their work in making sure gamers have a safe and quality experience when gaming. Along with hyping up the Xbox Smart Delivery feature and the cross-gen support between Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Spencer also announced Project xCloud will become part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September at no additional cost. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $14.99 a month.
Project xCloud is Xbox’s cloud gaming service that has been in beta for the past year. Gamers have been able sign up and opt-in to the beta by downloading the app on their mobile devices and logging in with their Xbox Gamertags. Project xCloud had many of the games included as part of Xbox Game Pass and allowed gamers to play and save their progress from games as they moved from mobile to console or PC.
“With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on your phone or tablet,” Spencer said. “And because Xbox Live connects across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world. So when Halo Infinite launches, you and your friends can play together and immerse yourselves in the Halo universe as Master Chief—anywhere you go and across devices.
“Cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means your games are no longer locked to the living room,” Spencer continued. “You can connect more than ever with friends and family through gaming. And just like you do with your movie and music streaming services, when cloud gaming launches into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue your game wherever you left off on any of your devices.”
Xbox also announced the Xbox Games Showcase on July 23 will be going live at 9 a.m. on Xbox channels on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter.