Microsoft will make cloud gaming a part of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription starting September 15. Members can stream over a hundred games to Android devices from then on. The service remains in beta, and iOS or PC support is not there yet.
The full list of games that can be played via cloud streaming will be announced by Microsoft later. For the time being the company mentions a number of themincluding Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell me Why, Gears 5 and Yakuza Kiwami 2. An image shows more available titles, including Halo, Wasteland 3, The Outer Worlds and Quantum Break. Furthermore, Microsoft emphasizes that new games from Xbox Game Studios will be directly playable via the cloud when they are released.
Microsoft previously announced that its cloud gaming service would become part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Until now, the service was known under the name Project xCloud, but there is not yet an official new name. Cloud gaming is not immediately available on all continents, but it is available in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Project xCloud was previously accessible to testers in a closed beta, for which interested parties had to register. The service is still in beta, even if it becomes available to all subscribers on September 15. For now, it is only possible to stream games from the Microsoft servers to Android devices. An iOS app and Windows software should also follow in the future. It is not yet known when those apps will be released.
The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription costs 13 euros per month and, in addition to game streaming, also includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and both the Game Pass subscriptions for Xbox and Windows. The regular Game Pass subscription gives players monthly access to a library of games to be installed locally. Microsoft has over ten million Game Pass subscribers. How many of them have the Ultimate plan is unknown.
Tweakers published a preview van Project xCloud, using the closed beta.