Available in beta on Android since last September, cloud gaming within Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (previously called xCloud) will finally be available on iOS devices and on PCs starting spring 2021.
The information is formalized by Microsoft in an article revealing “record numbers for the Xbox ecosystem.” From spring 2021, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers ($12.99/month) will therefore be able to stream nearly 200 games on PC via the Xbox app and browser, and on iOS devices via a browser, a solution found to bypass App Store restrictions.
Microsoft takes the opportunity to take stock of the launch of the Xbox Series X | S, previously described as “the best launch in Xbox history”, by providing some data:
- Monthly player engagement more than doubled in November 2020 compared to November 2019.
- Over 1.6 million game updates have been installed on Xbox using Smart Delivery.
- 40% of gamers who joined the Xbox family for the first time play on Xbox Series S.
- Europe has seen record sales with record sales of consoles in France, Germany and the UK, making it one of the markets where Xbox Series X | S have sold the most.
- The company says it is working with its reseller partners to restock Xbox Series X | S inventory as quickly as possible. Last month, CFO Tim Stuart explained in an interview that stocks may be limited until next spring.
Finally, Microsoft turns its gaze to the horizon. In addition to recalling the releases of Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2 and “other surprises” from Xbox Game Studios in 2021, the manufacturer draws up a first list of new games that will join the Xbox Game Pass catalog next year:
- Halo Infinite
- Psychonauts 2
- The Ascent
- The Medium (console exclusive at launch)
- The Gunk (console exclusive at launch)
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Console Exclusive at Launch)
- ExoMecha (console exclusive at launch)
- Shredders (console exclusive at launch)
- Dead Static Drive
- The Good Life
Microsoft gives us an appointment at the Game Awards ceremony, which will be held on the night of Thursday to Friday. And if you’re still confused, You can check the list of games that will presented on the game awards 2020 here.