Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
that is, with Phil Spencer making the announcement as part of a new post titled You Are the Future of Gaming
- where the Head of Xbox outlines the future for, well, Xbox. That is service based, backwards and forwards compatible, high end dedicated hardware (Xbox Series X), love for all things PC, and integrating phones and tablets into the fold via the cloud. Of course, the chances of Australia getting this in September as outlined by Phil is zero.
"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," Phil wrote. "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 all across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world."
He also confirms that Halo Infinite will be supported by Project xCloud but we're not sure if that will be the Xbox One version or the Xbox Series X version. Although the added comment of "Xbox Series X is the only next generation console that lets you play new blockbuster games at the highest console fidelity" might mean that's a no. Either way Project xCloud joining Game Pass makes a lot of sense and once up an running should mean immediate access to the entire Game Pass library on supported devices. Very cool.