Xbox Game Pass seems like a natural fit for Microsoft’s xCloud streaming technology. In a statement today about Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer confirmed how the two will work together beginning this fall.
Starting in September, in supported countries, a Game Pass Ultimate subscription will also include Project xCloud support. That means you’ll be able to play the Game Pass library on your phone or tablet, with controller support and online play through Xbox Live servers. You’ll also be able to pick up your progress right where you left off through cloud saves.
Though the statement from Spencer was generally about the upcoming future console generation and the launch of Xbox Series X, the Game Pass xCloud support wasn’t posed as a Series X-exclusive feature. He has said before it’s a natural way to let people try new games, which helps promote Series X games. And since it’s included in Game Pass Ultimate, many users who already have subscriptions will simply gain access to the new feature in September when it launches.