Microsoft is starting to show its hand when it comes to its next-gen plans, and it appears keeping Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers sweet is a big part of it. Those who are currently XGPU members enjoy a number of benefits, including a library of games available on both Xbox One and PC. But it’s fair to say that many question spending so much cash on something, especially when you have to make a console decision pretty soon.
There’s no doubt that the Xbox Game Pass has proven very popular with fans, and Microsoft have unveiled the best reason to keep your membership in 2020.
The tech giant has now confirmed that in the coming months, Project xCloud will be made part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle.
Project xCloud is being launched during September 2020 and will boast over 100 compatible Xbox One games.
So not only will Xbox fans have a library of titles to pull from, but they will also be able to access it from a number of streaming devices.
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, announced the plans today, telling gamers online: “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.
“Cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means your games are no longer locked to the living room. 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.
“When you add it all up, Xbox Series X is the only next generation console that lets you play new blockbuster games at the highest console fidelity, enjoy the latest blockbuster games the day they launch for one monthly price, play four generations of your games at higher fidelity than ever before, and play with friends wherever you want across your TV, PC, and mobile device.
“And with Xbox All Access, you can jump into the next generation for one low monthly payment and no up-front costs.
“We’re continuing our commitment to compatibility with Xbox Series X and investing in technology that makes game ownership easier across generations.”
Microsoft’s next-gen strategy is becoming ever-more clear, with the company expanding the different ways fans can enjoy games, without diminishing sales, or leaving their flagship console obsolete.
Accessibility is the key and this will probably make Microsoft’s next leap the most expansive yet.