Xbox streaming service launches on September 15
Microsoft has been testing Xbox’s Project xCloud for close to a year now and it’s finally ready to launch. Project xCloud, Xbox’s game streaming service, is being rolled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15 as a feature – at no additional cost.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $14.99 a month and gives subscribers access to more than 100 games that you can play on Xbox One, PC, and now mobile with the streaming feature. Streaming will only be available on Android phones and tablets at launch, with iOS coming at a later date.
Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president, Project xCloud, Microsoft, made the announcement in a post on Xbox Wire.
“As the world around us changes and entertainment is readily available no matter the device, it’s our vision to make games accessible in a variety of scenarios,” he said. “All the experiences you expect on Xbox and your gaming profile travel with you on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress. You can continue your Gears 5 campaign while traveling away from your home console, or if a sibling or roommate is using the TV you can still complete strikes with friends in Destiny 2.”
For players who have been participating in the Project xCloud preview for the past year, the preview period will end on September 11. Check out the announcement trailer below: