The more we can play games, the better. And the easier we can do that, better still. Very soon the opportunities to embark on new Xbox related adventures will become even more seamless as Xbox Game Pass welcomes in the power of Project xCloud, letting you take your games on the go, whenever and wherever, you like.
We all know that Xbox Game Pass is a brilliant addition to the Xbox eco-system. After first struggling to really gain traction, the turning point was back in 2018 with the introduction of all Xbox Game Studios titles debuting into the scheme. From there, it’s just gone from strength to strength, integrating PC players into the ride as well. Sitting here in 2020, Xbox Game Pass is an absolute no-brainer for anyone with an Xbox One.
But things are set to change once more and come September 2020 we will see Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud combine as one, with all those who have access to the Ultimate version of Xbox Game Pass seeing the power of Project xCloud allowing them the opportunity to take their gaming sessions on the go, utilising their mobile phones in order to play games. Proper games.
This will mean that as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles will be available on the go, straight through your mobile phone, all with no extra cost involved. Yep, Xbox really is leading the way in the move to seeing gaming take on new ventures, finally letting us ditch the usual console/TV setups that have been the norm for decades past.
With Project xCloud having been in place for the best part of a year already, allowing preview members the chance to play the likes of Gears 5 and Halo 5 Guardians on their mobile phones – and yeah, honestly, some games are certainly more suited to the big screen – the Xbox gaming gods are now looking to take the next step, and that is in the form of this Xbox Game Pass integration. And of course, that will mean you’ll be able to play Halo: Infinite on the smallest of small screens.
The question is, is this the future of gaming and will you be one of those looking to move away from the usual console setup to go Xbox gaming on your mobile phone? Let us know in the comments below.
If you wish to read Phil Spencer’s full blog post detailing the changes then hit up the Xbox News Wire.