Microsoft has announced today that Xbox and Xbox Game Pass will be "coming to more screens", firstly as part of streaming devices "to reach gamers on any TV or monitor," and also embedded as part of internet-connected TVs.
The team is said to be "working with global TV manufacturers to embed the Xbox experience directly into internet-connected televisions with no extra hardware required except a controller," while the streaming sticks (or "devices") will also mean you can play Xbox games on a display without requiring any kind of console.
"Xbox is working with global TV manufacturers to embed the Xbox experience directly into internet-connected televisions with no extra hardware required except a controller.
Xbox is building its own streaming devices for cloud gaming to reach gamers on any TV or monitor without the need for a console at all."
In addition, cloud gaming via browser will be opening up to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in the next few weeks, and console integration will also be coming later this year, allowing you to "try before you download."
Finally, cloud gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will launch in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan later this year, the Xbox app on PC will be adding cloud gaming directly, and Microsoft's data centres will finally soon be updated with Xbox Series X consoles, meaning cloud gaming will benefit from faster load times, improved frame rates, and the Xbox Series X|S versions of Xbox Game Pass titles.
Phew, that's a lot of stuff! Let us know what you're most excited about down in the comments below.