One unified environment for the current and next generation
In a post today on Xbox Wire, Microsoft revealed that the company will be combining Project xCloud and Game Pass (in countries where possible). This will bring both services under one banner, allowing subscribers the capability to not only play games they download through Game Pass on their consoles & PCs, but also to stream several games on their other devices.
The news isn’t unexpected, as the services seemed like a natural fit to come together. The combination will go under the Game Pass Ultimate banner, and bring new releases like the upcoming Halo Infinite to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and even mobile, all at the same time, all allowing for cross-play.
Here’s the official PR:
“You will get more from your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. Finally, 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.“
The change takes effect in September.