Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass are Microsoft’s most ambitious ventures in gaming right now. Now, the two are meeting.
In a move that Microsoft has been foreshadowing for sometime, Project xCloud is expanding from its public preview to fuse with Xbox Game Pass. Starting on September 15th, players who have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to access their library. The service will be availlable using Android phones and tablets. The xCloud service has been in public preview in North America, Europe, and South Korea, and those regions will make up the 22 promised markets. The full list includes: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Microsoft is continuing to double down on services during its transition into the launch of the Xbox Series X. This includes the launch of a brand new store. Importantly, xCloud will feature crossplay with the Xbox platform. However, they are also partnering with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon for mobile accessories to incorporate mobile devices with controllers. Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass are coming together.
More news will be forthcoming tomorrow at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event.