Today, Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer penned a blog post detailing its commitment to Xbox gamers. Along with promises like how games will play better on the Xbox Series X, how all games playable on the Xbox One series will be playable on the new console, and how all Xbox Game Studios games will be available for Xbox One, there was a bit of Project xCloud news in there.
Beginning in September, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have access to the Project xCloud game streaming service. The service will be included in your subscription, so it won't cost anything extra. Game Pass Ultimate already includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold for $14.99 a month, so adding xCloud into the mix adds even more value. Of course, we don't know exactly how much that value is worth just yet, as we don't know how much xCloud will cost as a standalone service.
Microsoft says that you'll be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass games, so presumably, the entire catalog should be available over xCloud. And of course, you'll be able to play those games from anywhere that has internet service. Right now, xCloud is supported on Android phones and tablets, with a limited preview on iOS. It should be coming to Windows 10 soon though.
The Redmond firm is ramping up its fall offerings as it heads into the launch of the Xbox Series X, its next-generation gaming console. It's set to launch this holiday season, although it's still unclear what the pricing will be. There's going to be an Xbox Games Showcase event on July 23, so perhaps there will be more information then.