Project xCloud will be bundled into the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service starting in September, Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed. Moreover, the price of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will not increase with the addition.
“You will get more from your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership,” Spencer wrote as part of a larger Xbox Wire post. “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 all across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world,” Spencer continued. “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.”
The move is a fulfillment of a tease first issued back in May. At present, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Game Pass for console, Game Pass for PC and Xbox Live Gold, useful for multiplayer access and the Xbox Games with Gold program.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $15.95 AUD per month, though you can generally find specials that prove to be far cheaper.
Sadly, Microsoft Australia has told Stevivor it doesn’t have “any local ANZ news to share” alongside Spencer’s announcement; while Project xCloud is currently in preview across a number of countries, Australia and New Zealand are not among them.
We’ll let you know when we know more of Project xCloud Australian access.