Jarret West, the CVP of Microsoft Gaming, has announced that Xbox cloud gaming service will be expanding to iOS and PC in Spring 2021. Within the last month, billions of hours and over 3,800 games have been played through Xbox, and with Xbox Game Pass last month, monthly engagement more than doubled. Some other cool tidbits:
- There were over 1.6 million upgrades delivered to Xbox Series X|S owners with Smart Delivery.
- Over 40% of Xbox Series S owners are "joining Xbox for the first time".
- Like the rest of the world, Europe saw "record sellouts" across the UK, France, and Germany.
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Rainbow Six: Siege, Tetris Effect Connected, and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order were particularly liked and played through EA Play on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
This all leads into the biggest announcement, which is Xbox's cloud gaming service being available on Windows PCs and iOS devices in Spring 2021. Over a billion devices will be added to Microsoft's gaming ecosystem in this way, and Microsoft envisions playing games like Minecraft Dungeons on an iPhone and Destiny 2: Beyond Light on a Surface Pro over the cloud.
2021 is not just for cloud gaming. Swell games coming include Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, and "some surprises we haven’t announced yet." Over 30 pieces of new content will be coming to franchises such as Forza, Sea of Thieves, Grounded, and more. Players will also hear more from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda, with their acquisition growing Xbox's creative teams from 15 to 23 creative teams in 2021.
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