Microsoft has announced that their Cloud Gaming service, Project xCloud, will be officially launched in September of this year. The even better news is that the service will be included with the $14.99/month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription at no additional cost.
This is excellent news for Xbox fans who already have the service and want to play their games from any device. Microsoft has stated that there will be "over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles" available on the platform at launch.
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 across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world. 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.
This means that the Xbox ecosystem will be officially expanding, allowing gamers to play Xbox games on multiple devices, without being locked to the location their Xbox console is located.
This combination of platforms for Microsoft's Xbox ecosystem will inevitably bring up a good fight against Sony. With Sony still a bit protective about backward compatibility and cross-play, Microsoft allowing gamers to play from multiple devices will put up sound reasoning to switch from PlayStation to the Xbox.
Will Sony be able to compete?