Xbox Game Pass is expanding, and will soon offer players demos, and the ability to play their library games on the cloud.
Microsoft has announced that these nifty perks will be available to subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate later this year. Though, it is worth noting that the streaming option will only apply to “select games they already own or have purchased.”
Xbox’s corporate VP of gaming experience and platforms Ashley McKissick said (via VGC):
“One of the things that [players] told us is, ‘Hey, we would love to be able to stream games that we own, even if they’re not in the Game Pass catalogue.
“And so later this year, if you are a Game Pass Ultimate member, you will be able to stream from the cloud games you purchase and games that you already own as long as they’re cloud-enabled in the catalogue.”
The stylishly named Project Moorcroft, meanwhile, is a demo programme. This will enable Xbox Game Pass users to play demos of upcoming games. Microsoft will, apparently, be launching the service within the next year. And it will have “a focus on providing independent developers from around the world more opportunities to build excitement for their games.”
In other recent Xbox news, Microsoft that it will release five new first-party games before the end of the fiscal year: June 30th, 2023.