For us in the game industry, we have always understood the power of games. In the past few months, we have seen games become part of our social network in ways we can’t even imagine. Obviously, now games can play a vital role in our lives more than ever.
Today, we announced that we will integrate Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass without any additional fees for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members-by making the game easier than ever to unleash the power of the game. In September this year, in supported countries/regions, gamers will be able to play more than 100 Xbox Game Pass clearance games from their mobile phones or tablets via the cloud as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. This is one of the many breakthrough innovations that we will expose with a focus on creators. It is also a product of our billions of dollars invested in game tools and technology. It benefits both players and developers.
As the head of the Microsoft gaming ecosystem, my team is committed to enabling game creators to use any Microsoft software and services from Azure to Xbox to conceive, build, launch, and manage games to cover any player and every device. When we created Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud, our goal was to bring amazing works from game creators around the world into the hands of more players on more devices. We see a future where players can play console-quality games on any device.
As an industry, we are transitioning from a device-centric world to players where their friends and their content become the central focus. This transformation has brought incredible challenges and opportunities for game manufacturers. As players increasingly demand their cross-device gaming experience, creators must have platforms, tools and services to provide this experience. The days of numerous builds, game instances and communities across device types and brands in the past must be managed-freeing up access to more players, opening up revenue opportunities, and expanding the gaming community.
We have been committed to listening carefully to the needs of players and game creators for future games. Moreover, as the game ecosystem team of Microsoft and Xbox, our mission is to enable game creators to realize their dreams by building platforms, tools and services that will help achieve the future. Today’s announcement is another step towards this promise, which creates a way for console developers to reach millions of new players around the world on mobile devices.
In the next few months, we will continue to share updates and information on the journey with Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. July 23, next ThursdayrdPlease join us Xbox Game Show On August 3, 10:00 AM Pacific TimerdAnd we will share more The latest information on Microsoft game development Through Game Stack Live.
You can read more about today’s announcement and our Xbox Xbox team’s commitment to all gamers on our website. Xbox Wire blog post.