Subscribers to Microsoft’s majorly successful Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will soon gain access to the company’s new streaming service, Project xCloud, this September.
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Xbox Head Phil Spencer has announced in a blog post that members of Game Pass Ultimate will be automatically eligible for Project xCloud at no extra charge. This means that members who opt in can play over 100 different games on mobile devices like phones and tablets. On top of that, players will be able to switch between platforms without losing progress due to xCloud’s cross-save feature.
Here’s what Phil had to say in that post:
“Today we’re announcing that this September, in supported countries, we’re bringing Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud together at no additional cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on your phone or tablet. 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.”
What We’re Yet to Find Out
Of course, we still have a few details that seem to have not come up within the initial announcement of the integration. To start, it’s unclear on whether Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will gain a full subscription to Project xCloud, or if this inclusion will only apply to games that are available on Game Pass. The post also stated that this combined membership would only become available in “supported countries”, with no specifications on which countries fall under “supported.”
IGN reached out to Microsoft for further information, where a spokesperson replied, “We’ll share specifics as we get closer to launch.”
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