“Xbox Series X Will Launch With The Largest Lineup”- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft has a lot of exciting things coming our way apart for the Xbox Series X. The company’s vision for the future of gaming is headed in a completely different direction than Sony. Xbox chief Phil Spencer also mentioned that the Series X was no longer the star of Xbox’s strategy. This proves that the company is not limiting its resources to its console but also betting big on other stuff. Yes, we’re talking about Project xCloud.
Over the last few days, we have talked about how Microsoft’s xCloud is the next big thing. This could also be the reason the company decided to stop producing Xbox One console. One this is clear, the company has now changed its focus from the only console towards cloud gaming.
Satya Nadella on Xbox Series X and more
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In a recent earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella commented on the gaming department of Microsoft. He said “It was a breakthrough quarter for gaming. We saw record engagement and monetization, led by strength on and off-console, as people everywhere turn to gaming to connect, socialize, and play with others.
Stepping back, we are expanding our opportunity to empower the world’s two billion gamers to play wherever and whenever they want, on any device. Xbox Game Pass is seeing record subscriber growth across both console and PC and now includes content from more than 100 studios. Our xCloud gaming service is already live in 15 countries. And, just last week, we announced that we will bring xCloud to Xbox Game Pass, so subscribers can stream games to a phone or tablet and play along with nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world.
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In content, we are delivering differentiated, first and third-party content to attract and retain gamers. Xbox Series X will launch this fall with the largest launch lineup for any console ever. And Minecraft reached a new high of nearly 132 million monthly active users during the quarter”
The company also recently took off the 12-month subscription for the Xbox Live Gold. This could be in direct relation to the fact that they are including xCloud in their Game Pass Ultimate. They simply want lesser SKUs and want people to now focus on the Game Pass rather than the Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
The xCloud is all set to change the face of gaming and Samsung’s Galaxy Note S20 Ultra may be the first device to be compatible with it. Exciting times await the gaming industry and the future looks increasingly exciting.