Microsoft & Samsung Announce Partnership for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Last month, Microsoft announced game-changing plans to merge cloud-based gaming service Project xCloud with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Yesterday, brought word that this would come to fruition in 22 countries on September 15, 2020. Today marked yet another announcement as Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to make cloud-based gaming an unforgettable experience on Samsung products.

As part of the Galaxy Unpacked event, the South Korean company shared new details about the partnership. Included were details on how Xbox Game Pass Ultimate would work on Samsung phones, specifically the Galaxy Note20:

  • Experience the best of Xbox Game Pass by downloading the app from the Samsung Galaxy Store, giving you the freedom to access expansion packs, downloadable content and more.
  • Customers who pre-order the new Galaxy Note20 have the option to select the Gaming Bundle at purchase, which includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
  • Additionally, Samsung is including the all-new Power A MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller with an attachable phone clip with the gaming bundle to ensure those Galaxy Note20 customers enjoys a great cloud gaming experience.

This whole partnership seems like a really cool idea, overall. Samsung gets some exclusive DLCs, rewards pre-orders with 3 months of XGPU, & you get a controller out of it. Not a bad deal, really.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud-based gaming kicks off on September 15, 2020.