We knew that Microsoft's big bet for next year was not just the Xbox Game Pass, but also the Xbox Project xCloud. Microsoft's game streaming service will be ready to take over the competition, and this includes the newly Google Stadia.
We met during the X019 new service details. For example, it will reach new countries by 2020. This, along with about 50 games in its beta. Not bad compared to its more direct competition, Google Stadia which will be officially released with only 12 games.
But the question we all had is whether we would have to pay anything extra to make use of the streaming service. We have to keep in mind that 4G internet connections are expensive and you cannot always access an unlimited fee. But in Redmond they thought about it, and a lot.
It was Phil Spencer himself who confirmed that Xbox Game Pass subscribers will not have to pay a dollar to use Project xCloud. This is certainly a blow to Google Stadia and Playstation Now, which do not have an Xbox-sized catalog. I would add that it is practically a Microsoft fatality that it really wants to master in this area.
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I respond as executive editor of Windows Club.