Microsoft and Phil Spencer have made a huge announcement today regarding both Xbox Game Pass, and the streaming service Project xCloud. From September the two services will merge together and be available at no extra cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. This means that players will be able to play all supported Xbox Game Pass titles on phones and tablets through streaming in places where Project xCloud is available. This will include Halo Infinite allowing players to jump in to the campaign or multiplayer wherever they are. In a blog post, Phil Spencer wrote:
“…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. Cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means your games are no longer locked to the living room. You can connect more than ever with friends and family through gaming.
And just like you do with your movie and music streaming services, when cloud gaming launches into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue your game wherever you left off on any of your devices.”
Project xCloud is currently available in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and the US. As Microsoft gears up for the launch of the Xbox Series X it will likely explore more regions to launch the service in.