Today it begins...
Beginning today, Australians with a decent internet connection no longer need a console to play any game on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
For $16, subscribers can stream their games straight to their smartphones, computers and tablets via Cloud. It will be supported on Android phones, IOS, MacBooks and Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft has partnered with Telstra to ensure its cloud service works over both 4G and 5G connections. Nathan Gumley, Head of Gaming at Telstra states "we've worked closely with Microsoft to optimise our networks to make sure Telstra gamers have a great Xbox gaming experience – whether they're playing at home or using their mobile device outside."
Streaming Xbox games will cost about 10 megabits per second, which works out to be using about 4.5 gigabytes an hour.
Those who own a Xbox Series X/S will require the cloud to play, though they benefit of being able to play a game before they commit to downloading it to their system.
Owners of the Xbox One have are yet to upgrade to the Series X/S will be able to access next generation titles.