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Microsoft reportedly plans to bundle Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live for $15/month

As Microsoft embarks on a cloud-powered gaming future, the tech giant is reportedly planning to bundle Xbox Live Gold with its game subscription service Xbox Game Pass.

First spotted by Twitter user Walking Cat and reported by The Verge and Thurott, the new service is called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and it will cost $14.99 per month. That’s $5 per month less than the two services cost on their own.

Microsoft declined to comment.

All digital gaming is quickly becoming the cornerstone of Xbox strategy as rumors of an upcoming disc-less console persist. The Verge reports that Game Pass Ultimate could be announced alongside the anticipated Xbox console without a disc drive.

The most ambitious part of Microsoft’s cloud gaming strategy is the Project xCloud service. Public trials are set to begin this year for the service, which will let users played high-powered games like Halo on their smartphones.

Last month, Microsoft announced plans to extend Xbox Live, bringing the online community to iOS and Android devices. Prior to the announcement, rumors percolated that the expansion would also include Nintendo Switch, but the company stayed mum about Xbox Live compatibly with the smash hit console.

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