xCloud will get a new name and some bigger ambitions
Fair play ms, that's some deal.
Indeed it is. Will be interesting to see what the pricing structure will be once Game Pass for PC comes out of beta and non-Ultimate options for xCloud become available. Ultimate is a bit of a waste for PC gamers who don't need Xbox consoles. But overall, this is a great deal for those who will take advantage of it.
xCloud is almost ready and it is set to be in a great position to offer a complementary service to existing Xbox owners who will be able to launch any included Game Pass game immediately as well as being able to continue their games when away from home. More tantalising still is that next year it will offer Xbox Series X hardware and performance, meaning you will be able to play Xbox Series X games without even having to own a console. https://www.theverge.com/20...
Price is already known. $9.99 for GamePass $14.99 for Ultimate
Well said Razz, I agree
Yeah, will be interesting to see, I can see ultimate going up in price a bit when they do, still it's a good deal, my son gets use out of my subscription, so does my daughter(pc) and me obviously lol I honestly didnt think they would throw xcloud into ultimate for nothing though, have to give em props for that.
@Wikkid666 That is the price for Game Pass for Xbox consoles. I'm talking about PC Game Pass and the pricing for subscribing to xCloud without Ultimate. That is not known.
is the xcloud also going to be available on android?
Has been since the previews started, I've had it from release on android
It was sort of expected, but still a good move for users. Ultimate is the package they really want us invested into. $14.99 for console GP, PC GP, XBL, GWG, and now streaming is a great package for people who use most or all of those services. Curious what other bundles or even seperate prices we'll see.
I honestly didnt expect it, it was a pleasant surprise lol
indeed it is. That is a fantastic value.
5 Years ago nobody would've believed there would be a service offering 200+ downloadable games on console + PC access, including every first party game + cloud gaming + Online Gaming Service for USD14.99 a month. It's almost surreal.
They making moves man...and they making them FAST!
Is it? Gamepass Ultimate is pretty expensive at $15/month. As far as I know that's the most expensive option among all of its competitors.
Yeah it's more expensive, but for what you get it's still a steal, on one subscription me, my wife and two younger kids all get to use it without any fuss, while I'm more of a playstation user myself the value and use cant be denied.
It's the same price as Netflix. Sure, it's more than any of Sony's separate services, but Sony's would cost More if you were trying to get a set of features to compare with everything Gamepass comes with. 1st party AA-AAA games on day one, being the most significant part of the value in my opinion.
Game Pass is the greatest gaming service there is. After building my new PC that's all I've been using to play games (besides Epic Games free game offers), and it's been fantastic.
I don't know why you're being down voted for liking the service.
Probably for calling it the "greatest" when PS Now is still literally 900x better.
Because it’s a Trojan horse and y’all are fools.
I just use Steam since Xbox Gamepass is very limited on the PC front.
Steam and Gamepass are two different thing. Maybe you mean Microsoft Store?
@ForwardDude XBox is an app on PC as well, so you still have "XBox GamePass" as the service but access through the Windows Store.
XGP PC is gaining some serious traction lately...no reason why you cant game through both. Not every game I wish to own, some I just want to play.
$5 / month is a great value for PC. It's still OK at $10 / month, depending on your usage. I like to play my games according to my own schedule and based on my interests as opposed to picking from what is available on the service at the time, but if GamePass let's me get around paying full price for 2 $60 games that I would have paid for on my own, I break even at $10 / month.
no it's not.. you need to pay extra to play online, except if you have gold or ultimate pass.. so no, GP alone is worthless.. and it's download only, which sucks
And I thought it was impossible for Stadia to get any less appealing looks like MS are going to do great in the next generation IMO
Yes it is really good that MS chose not to charge an extra price for xCloud. I see this as a supplement to my gaming and MS is giving me with my ultimate gamepass service. That is only good news to me.
Makes sense to include it with Game Pass Ultimate. The idea of another subscription plan would have annoyed me.
Yeah, and $15/month is already too expensive.
For the record, their announcement said "at no extra charge" not "free", which is the correct way of wording it. Before someone goes off on that.
Free with Gamepass Ultimate sub. I don't think anyone is confused by that.
No one should be confused, but in another thread people were complaining that you can't call it "free" if it's part of a paid subscription. Just clarifying that the official wording does not say what the headline says.
Whoa. Incredibly proud of Microsoft for doing the right thing by their community here. It made clear sense to me to bundle it with Ultimate as Ive been saying it for months now while others suggested that it would be an additional cost or would raise the cost, but its absolutely the right, and smart thing to do for their community. This effectively puts a portable Xbox in the pocket of every XGPU subscriber, allowing you to take your games with you on any phone or tablet or laptop. Not many times a company does the clear right thing...happy to see that Microsoft did it in this case.
Indeed, I was curious if we'd have to pay another fee. Solid decision to include it with ultimate. I'm already locked in for 3 months (At only $1 for buying an Xbox One S All Digital) I'll be looking forward to start using it in September
Microsoft and Xbox in particular has been pretty consumer friendly lately. I knew they would be smart about, was just a matter of how smart...you cant get no smarter than this haha. I just re-upped on Ultimate for the next year...cost me $61 to do it...did it with a smile on my face.
Sucks that you have to pay a monthly fee to get that convenience, though. On Steam and PS4 you don't.
They are talking about everything except new AAA games. Interesting.
The topic of this article is about a game streaming service and its initial pricing structure. They'll be talking about and showing new AAA games in 7 days. Or did you not read about that since you dislike Xbox? You'll all keep saying the same even after Xbox shows great looking games. Just look at your disagrees, give it up Troll harder somewhere else, and at least use some effort in not being so obviously a troll
"You'll all keep saying the same even after Xbox shows great looking games." Name 5 games they've shown in the last 2 yrs that are high quality AAA. I will wait... And yes, i know what this article is about hence the reason for my comment. It's always about everything but New AAA games. And saying to wait 7 days? Jesus! people have been hearing the "wait" excuses for the whole gen. But yeah, wait again right?
Sampson well when you comment with 3 movable goal posts, lol. Halo Infinite Gears 5 Horizon 4 HellBlade 2 Scorn Ascent Project Mara, got a teaser so shown. Gears Tactics Everwild Battletoads(if PS5 is going to hype people up with Rachet and Clank) But since these aren't all 3rd person adventure, you'll handwave them away as not high quality, or shift the meaning of quality to ratings. Nice to slip shown in there to deflect the Initiative's game and the all but confirmed Fable. And the time, 2018, one year after Phil restructured the studios/resetting projects, scrapped scalebound, and said he wanted to only announce games 1-2 years out
@Southernbueller: That's the games? lol Thanks, i needed that laugh. I said "high quality AAA" and you list AA games mostly. Nice try though.
Sampsonon You get my upvote for sheer lack of awareness in your trolling.
Youre going to need more than cheap shots to hurt this news...
If you're that impatient, why don't you contact Marty McFly, hop in his time machine, and jump forward to the 23rd this month, which is the day of the Xbox game reveal event? You keep spouting the same trolling bs on almost every Xbox article and it is becoming very annoying.
Anytime I see someone make back to the future reference, they get an up vote from me lol.
The only issue sampsonon, is that you don't care about Xbox at all unless you see Xbox news to try and crap on. So keep your negativity to yourself. Most would think you'd be too busy playing TLOU2 or Ghosts of T. You have the vast high quality library of PlayStation games to occupy yourself, but clearly it's not enough because here you are commenting about MS Game output. Get your head out of your ass.
Their game showcase is literally in a week. Stop being so petty.
Let's ignore the fact that they have already announced a date for their GAMES showcase for a minute and talk about Halo Infinite Senua's Saga Everwild Psychonauts 2 Flight Simulator Gears Tactics Wastelands 3 All of which they have spoken about. Are they not AAA games? Not even going to speculate about what GAMES are coming /going to be announced on the 23rd, I'm shutting you up on games we already know they are making. Then there's: Project Mara whose AAA status is not confirmed yet so I won't speculate Grounded which is being worked on by only a few members of Obsidian and Battletoads
Because they don't have any games to talk about.
I hope this will make sony add PS+ & PSNow together for one price as well like ultimate + or something but who knows if that Will happen.
Sony needs every cent to stay afloat. https://www.reuters.com/art...
lol....lowering expectations while still bringing in $7.25 billion in profit. Yeah....tough times. /s
Lol. Citing an article of 2019. Sony is doing better than ever before. Are you not happy with your purchase? Go play some games
Lol my bad here is an article From 2020 saying the same thing lol https://www.marketwatch.com...
UGP would cost $180 a year. PSNow and PS+ separately would only be $120 a year. What's the big deal if there was a single bundle or not?
PsNow does npt need ps+ to play online. Gamepass needs gold. So no they dont habe to combine it makes no sense
I think they might do $100 for both. Iirc ps plus is not required to play multiplayer on PS Now so I don't know if they would bundle it together, but you never know. I would like to see Sony bundle PS plus, PS now and Funimation together for like $120 for the whole year. Don't see that happening anytime soon though if ever.
That's like saying Microsoft should put Xbox Game Pass + Gold together. Agreed.
isn't that what GamePass Ultimate is a bundle of gold, gamepass and now xcloud? Or do you mean they should reduce the price of ultimate to be the same as Gold?
Wham Bam thank you Ma'am!
They had mentioned that hardware purchase would include console streaming so I hope that doesn't change. You shouldn't have to pay to stream existing purchases from your own hardware. Remote play is free on PS4 and you can stream from Windows without additional cost. Streaming other games from their servers is different and that should be a subscription of course.
Man I’d save all of these for the show but I guess they make good spaced out announcements.
I see what you mean, they must want the games to be real prime focus, as they should. Plenty of opportunities to speak on services etc in other ways like this
I think companies should focus on multiple events like these through out the year. For example: one event all about games, next all about services, next could be more in depth talk about couple of games releasing soon (sort of like Sony's state of play on GoT). When companies try to cram everything in one event it just doesn't have the right flow. This way it keeps the news coming and keeps excitement all year long. Of course this is just my opinion.
Aaron Greenberg @aarongreenberg "I know everyone is excited for Xbox Games Showcase next Thursday. Seen some wild expectations so if helpful this show has one focus, games. No business, devices or similar news, just games. A whole show about hour long focused on games. Hope you enjoy it!" 😉🙌🏾
I wouldn't hold my breath. Their last showcase was all about gameplay with no gameplay, so I don't expect a showcase all about games to only be about games.
This is great to have one service fee that is used for multiple services, I wish I could add all my Microsoft services to this .