Xbox Cloud Gaming will soon allow users to stream games purchased outside the Xbox Game Pass library, according to the Microsoft-owned gaming giant on Thursday. Similarly, users of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to play select titles from the cloud in countries where the feature is supported. Microsoft has also announced that a beta version of Xbox Cloud Gaming will be available to Argentina and New Zealand starting today, along with the ability to play Fortnite for free on the game streaming service, increasing the total number of Xbox Cloud Gaming countries to 28.
Microsoft claims it intends to allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to purchase certain games that they already own or have purchased outside the Xbox Game Pass library. Several of the companies are currently available on phones, tablets, PCs, and consoles, but there will be limited support for streaming games on Samsung smart TVs.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is also expanding to the two above countries, according to Microsoft on Thursday. Through today, gamers with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription in Argentina and New Zealand may stream titles such as Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Tunic directly from the cloud. These include Xbox Series S/X consoles, however, as with other regions where Xbox Cloud Gaming is offered, giving them the option to play fortnite for free of charge and without a subscription.
Microsoft has recently revealed that over ten million people have played a game on its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Fortnite Microsoft claims that millions of gamers have been playing the title on Android, iOS, and PC, while 20 percent of these users are new to the Xbox platform. The service is also adding tens of thousands of new custom Xbox Series X server racks globally to increase its cloud gaming capacity by 125 percent due to global demand.
,[Xbox Cloud Gaming] should be a part of you playing any game on any device, whether it''s a game that you own, or whether it''s a free-to-play game: it''s really about delivering great game content to any customer on any device through multiple business practices, according to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer.
Microsoft''s cloud-based game streaming service, which was launched in 2020, was previously available in 26 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft has refused to disclose any intentions to bring the service to India.