Thursday, June 09, 2022
With Microsoft announcing plans to expand Xbox Game Pass with “curated” demos set to roll out care of the ‘Project Moorcroft" program, some additional details of the upcoming XGP expansion have since emerged. These include confirmation that you’ll be able to stream select owned games, even if they're not currently part of the Game Pass library. That's assuming the titles in question are cloud-enabled.
“One of the things that [players] told us is, ‘Hey, we would love to be able to stream games that we own, even if they’re not in the Game Pass catalogue',” said Ashley McKissick, Xbox Corporate VP of Gaming Experience and Platforms (via VGC).
“And so later this year, if you are a Game Pass Ultimate member, you will be able to stream from the cloud games you purchase and games that you already own as long as they’re cloud-enabled in the catalogue,” McKissick added.
As for Project Moorcroft, the demo program will enable Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to play trials of upcoming releases, with a primary focus on enabling indie studios to “build excitement for their games”. According to Microsoft, the program will enable participating developers “to see how their demos perform, and be compensated, enabling them to bring their creativity to Xbox and reach new audiences with Game Pass.”
You can no doubt expect to hear more on Xbox's plans during the upcoming Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase this weekend, and then get additional trailers and insights when the ‘Extended’ Showcase drops on Tuesday 14th June.
We just have to make it through today, then the day after, then the day after that... then it's time for video games!Catch the #XboxBethesda Showcase on June 12 (that's Sunday): https://t.co/BqpMr3ZBsL pic.twitter.com/3J26M8JryP— Xbox (@Xbox) June 9, 2022
We just have to make it through today, then the day after, then the day after that... then it's time for video games!Catch the #XboxBethesda Showcase on June 12 (that's Sunday): https://t.co/BqpMr3ZBsL pic.twitter.com/3J26M8JryP
Thursday, June 09, 2022 @ 02:53 PM