Online Games: Microsoft is trying to overtake Sony
Microsoft will launch Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming service with a discount of $ 1 for new users in the first month to compete with Sony.
On September 15, Microsoft will launch the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming service. The preferential price 1 $ for new users in the first month to attract gamers in the context of competition with Sony.
With a monthly subscription wedding of $ 14.99, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play over 150 games through the data cloud. Works on Xbox consoles, Android software-based devices and PCs. This means that subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service do not need to purchase an Xbox console to play the games. They only need to own an Android device and a controller.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is expected to appear in 22 countries, including the US and 19 European countries. This event marked Microsoft’s transition to providing cloud gaming services that required a high-speed Internet connection platform. Microsoft says it is working with Internet ISPs worldwide to ensure connectivity between gamers and its Azure data centers. Xbox Game Pass currently has more than 10 million members.
Google, one of the new recruits in the field, is also working to build a community of fans for its Stadia service. According to game market analysts, revenue from the gaming services industry on cloud data could grow from $ 600 million this year to $ 4.8 billion by 2023.
Analysts expect the need for better immersive experiences through better sound and graphics to drive sales of gaming devices. Expected, both Microsoft and Sony are launching new devices this year.
Sony is the company that is still widely regarded as the winner in the latest console gaming. They have also launched a data cloud gaming service through the PlayStation Now service, but this service is not available on mobile devices. Currently, Sony has not announced the price for the new generation PlayStation 5 console. Microsoft this week said that its Xbox Series S product will cost $ 299.99 when released in November.