Microsoft said on Thursday that its cloud video game service will debut in September as a feature available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox team, said in the post: “We have integrated Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members do not have to pay extra.”
“With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play more than 100 Xbox Game Pass games on your phone or tablet.”
Ultimately, subscribers pay 15 US dollars (approximately 1,120 rupees) a month to access the game library to play on Xbox consoles or Windows-powered computers.
Spencer said: “Cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means your game is no longer locked in the living room.”
“Just like you use movie and music streaming services, when cloud gaming is launched into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue the game anywhere on any device.”
Microsoft will hold a streaming event on July 23 to showcase games that will be played on the new generation Xbox Series X that will be launched in the second half of this year.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but the release date has been confirmed for the Christmas holiday next year, when Sony’s PlayStation 5 console will also come out.
The current sales of PlayStation 4 have surpassed that of Xbox by two to one, but Microsoft hopes to bring this battle back to Sony, and Sony has not provided any technical details about its new console.
However, game consoles face potential threats from cloud gaming. Last year, Google launched the Stadia streaming service, which can play games on any device connected to the Internet.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (Sony Interactive Entertainment) provides the PlayStation Now service, which combines cloud games and title downloads and synchronizes them to its latest generation console and Windows-powered personal computers.
Placing the title on a powerful server in the cloud may provide unprecedented features, such as thousands of people playing games at the same time or a detailed environment like the real world.
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