Starting in September 2020, warming up for the Xbox Series X arrival later this year, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include access to cloud gaming on mobile devices at no additional cost. That is to say, the more than 100 games that Ultimate users could already enjoy on console and PC become part of the $15 per month (12.99 euros in europe) subscription of this option. This completes the Xbox ecosystem with a single global subscription and with Project xCloud as a way, a path that Xbox is betting heavily on.
In this way, players will be able to access the catalog of titles that is currently available in Game Pass from Android tablets and smartphones. Likewise, since Ultimate includes Xbox Live Gold, players will be able to compete with players from all over the world from Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC or mobile phones - at least, in Xbox Game Studios titles. Also thanks to cloud play, games that start on one platform can end on another.
In the official blog where Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has exposed this offer, he has also developed a series of commitments in this transition to Xbox Series X. He affirms that they will remain very attentive to these new ways of playing and the possibilities that open up before users, with more platforms at their disposal than ever. And he underlines that from Microsoft they will not force players to make the leap to the new generation, thanks to the possibility of cross play, which they will not abandon.
Again, Spencer has alluded to Smart Delivery technology, which allows players to have a game that they have bought in different generations. Recently, Spencer has been appearing in the presentations of expected but non-Xbox Studios titles, such as' Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla ”and“ Cyberpunk 2077 ”, to announce their compatibility with this system.