Stadia what? Xbox game streaming will become part of Game Pass in 2020

Enlarge / This controller attachment was shown in Microsoft’s xCloud promo video, and Bluetooth wireless controller support is also planned. (credit: Microsoft)

At Microsoft’s annual X0 fan conference in London on Thursday, Microsoft confirmed a huge piece of news for its game-streaming platform, Project xCloud. The service will launch with full compatibility for all Xbox software in “2020,” meaning that it will work with “all games you own, or games you purchase in the future,” according to xCloud reps.

What’s more, Xbox may have just thrown the gauntlet down in the game-streaming price wars by announcing a clear tie between the Project xCloud streaming service and the paid Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

“Next year, we will bring game streaming to Xbox Game Pass, so that you are free to discover and play anywhere and everywhere,” xCloud General Manager Catherine Gluckstein told the X019 crowd on Thursday.

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