SK Telecom and Microsoft to Launch Xbox Cloud Gaming in Korea Next Month

SK Telecom and Microsoft will officially launch cloud gaming (formerly Project xCloud) as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate product to Korean gamers on September 15, 2020.

Cloud gaming will be added to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as an additional service feature for customers, giving them access to more than 100 games from both Xbox Game Studios and game creators across the world at no additional cost. The sub_scription, which costs KRW 16,700 per month, will enable gamers to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want by accessing the cloud server via Android phones or tablets. Users can also download and play Game Pass titles on their PCs and Xbox consoles as part of their subscription.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include popular titles including Minecraft Dungeons, Halo: Master Chief Collection, and the critically acclaimed Forza Horizon 4. The Xbox Game Pass app will be available for Korean gamers on One Store, Galaxy Store and Google Play from September 15, 2020.

The two companies began working together since September 2019 to realize 5G-based cloud gaming in Korea by combining SK Telecom’s strength in 5G and Microsoft’s expertise in cloud gaming. Over the past 11 months, the combined teams have been operating the Project xCloud preview in Korea to cater to the customers of the world’s fourth largest gaming market. 

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