The Netflix of gaming gets real! Microsoft has been wowing gamers left and right with new unveils and launches lately, and this Project xCloud confirmation is right up there at the top.
It came a bit before the Xbox Series X gaming showcase today.
And is actually good old Phil Spencer talking a day after the company’s quarterly earnings call. Where the gaming chief shared a bunch of insights into the response Microsoft has received for the Xbox Game Pass service, and what the future holds for it.
Getting straight to the numbers, we have the confirmation that there are over 10 million users for the gaming service.
This massive growth across the board has meant that the service isn’t just driving cashflow, but also engagement for developers that have enrolled in the service.
The proof, they say, is in the pudding. And according to Phil Spencer, after joining Game Pass, people play 40% more games, and more than 90% of members turned on a game they wouldn’t have tried without Game Pass.
He also confirmed that the Project xCloud game streaming service is coming to Game Pass, and this will allow these users to stream the library to any device.
“We confirmed that when Project xCloud goes beyond preview, we’ll offer a streaming option for Xbox Game Pass members. We’ll have more to share at a later date.”
Currently in testing, Project xCloud is slated for proper launch later in 2020. And Microsoft has promised to share more details on the pricing options that become available for the cloud streaming service in the future.
In any case, the Game Pass service is on the up, there’s no denying.
And the deal is about to get a whole lot sweeter.