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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to get free cloud gaming from September

From September 2020, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will have free access to cloud gaming. Announced in a blog by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, gamers will get to play their Xbox Game Pass titles on their mobile device from the cloud as long as they are members.

In his blog post, Spencer also detailed a set of commitments Xbox is making to players as gaming moves into a new generation. This includes commitment to diversity, making sure those on older consoles still feel welcome, and cross-console generation gaming.

  • Players will always be welcome – a commitment backed up with community support, empowering creators of different backgrounds to bring diverse content to our platform, and the acceleration of new technology to reduce hate speech and toxicity.
  • Players will not be forced into the next generation. Xbox Game Studios titles shipped in the next few years will play great on Xbox Series X and Xbox One, and Xbox will continue to support cross-play so that gamers and their friends can play together across platforms, as well as across console generations.
  • With Xbox’s “Smart Delivery” technology, players can buy supporting titles once and play across console generations at no cost. Highly anticipated titles like “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” and “Cyberpunk 2077” will support Smart Delivery.
  • Players can play new Xbox Game Studios titles on the day they launch with Xbox Game Pass.

That said, Spencer adds that games will still look and play best on Xbox On X. This of course includes better graphics, higher frame rates and faster loading times – all good reasons to upgrade.

There’s a lot more detailed in the blog, so check out Spencer’s blog post here.


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