Microsoft has just announced that Project xCloud, Microsoft’s streaming service will become available to Game Pass Ultimate users without any additional cost. The community feedback is most probably one of the reasons that made Microsoft lean into and announce this on the official Xbox blog.
The “merge” of Game Pass and Project xCloud will take place in September dispersing among supported countries without any additional cost. Below you can find Microsoft’s official statement regarding the matter.
You will get more from your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. Finally, 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.
Furthermore, Microsoft potentiates the backward compatibility on the new Xbox Series X, ensuring on a vast amount of titles being available at launch. They’ve also stated that games that require Kinect also to be open to playing on the Xbox Series X at the start, which is quite an impressive maneuver.
Last but not least, the power seems immeasurable compared to its predecessor, with Microsoft claiming a lot faster, responsive, and smoother gameplay experience.