Microsoft is building a ‘console-free’ streaming device for Game Pass

Microsoft is working to expand Game Pass access

Microsoft has announced that it is working on more ways for gamers to access Game Pass, including creating an entirely new device.

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Ahead of Microsoft and Bethesda E3 Showcase, Microsoft common plan To expand the reach and catalog of the Xbox Game Pass service.

The biggest news is that Xbox is currently building out a streaming device that uses cloud gaming, allowing gamers to access the service “without needing a console.”


Xbox is also currently working on embedding the “Xbox Experience” into smart TVs.

Although there is no current time frame for the above features, later in the year browser-based cloud gaming will be made available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. This service will work on Edge, Chrome and Safari browsers.

Later this year, cloud gaming software will also be added to the PC Xbox app and integrated with the console to allow for “try before you buy” features.

Although Microsoft is investing a significant amount of resources in cloud gaming, pc gamer report That the company is also working “on new hardware and platforms for future consoles”.

It may come as no surprise that Microsoft is investing heavily in Xbox Game Pass.


Speaking with Phil Spencer, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that he believes Microsoft has an “incredible competitive advantage” with the potential to improve the service’s subscription value.

Xbox Game Pass has been incredibly popular since its launch, and it currently has nearly 18 million subscribers.

After Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda in September, 20 titles from the studio — like Controversy, doom, the Elder Scrolls And much more – made available to play with an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

In other news, Microsoft is continuing to double the Xbox Game Pass catalog and commit to adding at least one new, first-party game to the service every quarter.

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