In a very recent post on the official Xbox news site, a bunch of details regarding Xbox Game Pass – Microsoft’s subscription game streaming service have been posted, Just a few days shy of the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, where new games and games coming to Game Pass in the near future would be announced including the xCloud release on iOS and PC. Even in today’s post, there were a bunch of very ambitious plans announced on Xbox Game Pass that is soon to get a launch on major web browsers including Safari within a few weeks this 2021.
What the Microsoft team had to say
According to Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft said that Microsoft’s main purpose is to expand the number of players who have access to video games and connect them together. He says “We believe that games, that interactive entertainment, aren’t really about hardware and software. It’s not about pixels. It’s about people. Games bring people together. Games build bridges and forge bonds, generating mutual empathy among people all over the world. Joy and community – that’s why we’re here.”
Adding to this, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO said:
More regions, Browser Integration, and Improved Experience coming soon
Xbox is closely working with TV manufacturers around the world to include the Xbox experience directly into Smart Televisions to allow players to play with no extra hardware aside from a controller. Similarly, Xbox is working on creating a cloud gaming platform that players can make use of on their TV’s or monitors which don’t need a console either. They’re looking into more subscription plans for the Xbox Game pass as well so that the service becomes a lot more accessible to players.
Alongside this, later this year the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription service will be launching in Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Japan. There’s talk of a monthly service that includes a physical console that players will be able to keep with a monthly subscription service named the Xbox All Access. For the big announcement, Cloud gaming through the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership is now going to make its way to popular web browsers soon. Edge, Chrome and Safari will be the browsers chosen for this and they’ll be able to game on nearly every device with an internet connection,
Finally, Microsoft data centres globally are getting upgraded with the latest generation of hardware to improve frame rates, reduce load times and provide optimised games from the Xbox series X and S. If players want more details regarding this, they’ll probably get plenty of those during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.
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