South Korean operator SK Telecom and Microsoft have launched ‘SKT 5GX Cloud Game’ which is powered by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the local market, which makes south Korea the first Asian market to offer Xbox’s cloud gaming service
‘SKT 5GX Cloud Game’ powered by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, is a subscription costing 14 USD/Month service that allows users to play more than 100 different Xbox games.
Subscribers will be able to play the games wherever they want, with the people they want, anywhere, by accessing the cloud server via Android phones or tablets.
SK Telecom and Microsoft carried out the Project xCloud preview in South Korea for about a year and found that 55 percent of users played cloud games at their homes via Wi-Fi connectivity, while the remaining 45 percent did so outside of their homes via mobile connectivity.
SKT has put a very strong focus on building a nationwide, high performing 5G SA network, including strategically-located Edge servers across the country to secure the best quality of service which will allow users to have very consistency gaming experience
Alongside the launch of Xbox’s new Xbox Series X and S console devices in November this year, SK Telecom announced plans to start offering Microsoft’s Xbox All Access (XAA) Bundle that provides access to a new next-generation console, combined with a 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, via a more affordable monthly payment.