10 million users for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft has announced a major milestone for its Xbox Cloud Gaming service as the company gears up for its expansion.

The service, available via the US$14.99 per month Game Pass Ultimate offering, has been used by more than 10 million people, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told investors during the company’s Q3 earnings call.

Cloud gaming is becoming an increasingly central part of the Xbox strategy, with subscribers able to stream high-end console games on Android, iOS and PC devices. Xbox console owners can also stream games on Series S|X consoles, while the lifespan of older Xbox One consoles has been enhanced via the tech. 

The company has made no secret of its plans to bring cloud gaming to smart TVs, and last year confirmed that it is planning to launch a dedicated streaming stick – though details on this development appear vague at best. 

Meanwhile, Microsoft’s largest console rival Sony has begun contacting customers in regards to its revamped PlayStation Plus subscription which will bring it more in line with Game Pass. Sony said that the new subscription will launch in the US on June 13 and Europe on June 22. This will come after a Japan launch on June 1 and launches around Asia on May 23.

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