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Get More Out of Your Xbox Game Pass Membership

Project Moorcroft announced

While I firmly believe Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best deal in video games, Xbox continues to add value for subscribers. This year we’re seeing more content being added but it isn’t through the typical avenue we’ve come to expect from Microsoft.

Instead, subscribers will have the ability to play Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from the cloud,  and select games they already own or have purchased outside the Xbox Game Pass library.

Furthermore, through the introduction of Project Moorcraft, a new program that brings discovery and all the fun along with it to the service. With Moorcraft, plays can enjoy new, curated demos of upcoming video games via Xbox Game Pass.

While details are still wrapped up, we do know that the program should begin rolling out within the next year with a focus on providing indie devs with the opportunity to build some hype for their games.

Once a game has been added to the program the developers can follow stats provided by Microsoft to tell them how the demo performs while also being compensated.

“Why don’t we make it possible for developers to take a piece, a level of their game, release it into Game Pass, generate excitement for what’s coming, and also get that really valuable feedback as they’re tuning and preparing their game for launch?: says Sarah Bond in a media briefing.

If this service sounds familiar, PlayStation has a similar feature under the timed-demos players can check out before deciding to purchase a game.

In related news, Xbox and Samsung are rolling out an Xbox app for Smart TVs, allowing players to stream with no console required.