Phil Spencer Announces Project xCloud Is Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has commented on the recent success of Xbox Game Pass, revealing various new data on the service, and sharing how it's "helping friends stay connected". As part of this, he announced that the Project xCloud streaming service will be coming to Xbox Game Pass later this year.

Let's start with that xCloud news. In a brief snippet, Spencer noted that the service would become part of Xbox Game Pass at some point in 2020, "so you and your friends can stream and play the games you love together on your devices." Presumably, that means you'll be able to play the entire Xbox Game Pass library via cloud streaming rather than having to download every game to your Xbox ahead of time.

Elsewhere, Spencer also shared some Xbox Game Pass figures, noting that subscribers have added over 23 million friends since March, are playing twice as much and engaging in more multiplayer gaming (an increase of 130%), and more than 90% of members have played a game they wouldn't have tried without being subscribed to the service.

Finally, the Xbox boss also noted that his team is "inspired" to be releasing the Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020, stating that it will "set a new bar for performance, feel, speed and compatibility."

Are you excited to see Project xCloud join Xbox Game Pass later this year? Let us know in the comments.