Microsoft's cloud gaming service will be integrated into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost

Microsoft's cloud gaming service will be integrated into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost

Microsoft has finally announced news about its cloud gaming service, xCloud, which will be launched in September in some territories. The service will be added to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost, which means that subscribers will be able to access a catalog with more than 100 titles from a simple smartphone.

The system is compatible with all Xbox architecture, so it will be possible to play with the installed base of more than 100 million users on the network. In practice, according to Microsoft, when the expected Halo Infinite is released, they will be able to play between generations and between different equipment on the same servers, either in the comfort of the sofa on the console, on the PC desk or on a train ride on the smartphone.

In a long message on the Xbox blog, boss Phil Spencer outlined the future of the company's vision, putting players at the center of the whole experience, but without wanting to push them out into the next generation of consoles. This means that even with the launch of the new Xbox Series X, over the next few years, the company's games will also be released on Xbox One, supporting cross-play, so that friends can play together on different platforms and generations.

Part of this strategy has been reinforced with Smart Delivery technology, with several stadiums already involved, in which a player who buys a game in the current generation, will be able to update it free of charge, when he intends to purchase the next console of the brand. Games like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Far Cry 6 are examples of this.

SAPO TEK approached Microsoft Portugal about the arrival of the service encompasses our market, but we are still waiting for a response at the close of this news.