Telia, Microsoft Engage in Cloud Gaming Partnership

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Cloud gaming is one of the most exciting upcoming innovations around mobile gaming. Now, Telia Sweden is the first operator in the EU to offer its customers Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The service provides players with access to 100+ games, from AAA titles to indies, anywhere, anytime on their Android mobile device, Xbox consoles or Windows 10 PCs connected to Telia’s high performing networks like 4G, 5G and fiber. Telia customers can use the service one month for free.

Sweden is a haven for gaming with a buzzing industry and e-sports community making noise around the world. In fact, most Swedes under 45 years of age plays games at least once a week. Sweden is also home to world class networks and a mature smartphone audience, which has made mobile devices a popular platform for gamers. Now cloud gaming is on the rise and together with Microsoft, Telia is committed to deliver the best cloud gaming experience.

“With powerful services like Xbox Game Pass streamed over our high-speed mobile networks, our customers can access AAA console games not previously available on mobile devices. And this is just the start. This partnership is a glimpse into the future where we leverage computing resources in the cloud with 5G to reinvent how we deliver exciting new gaming experiences to mobile devices, without the need for dedicated gaming hardware”, says Henrik Lönnevi, Chief Commercial Officer, Consumer at Telia Sweden.

Telia has the best mobile network in Sweden according to Umlaut (formerly P3). To maintain that position and continue to deliver great digital experiences for services like games, Telia is modernizing its entire mobile network in Sweden with its partner Ericsson, and will double the capacity in the 4G network over the next couple of years, while deploying 5G. Telia has already launched 5G in more than 20 cities across the country. The goal is to cover more than 90 % of the population with 5G by 2023.

“We are very excited about this partnership with Telia. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a curated library of over 100 high-quality games with new games added every month that you can play on Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PCs, and your Android mobile phone or tablet from the cloud. We’re excited to show off some of the great titles available via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Swedish customers”, says Nicholai Hamre, Xbox Category Lead at Microsoft.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Game Pass is an easy-to-use subscription service for Android mobile devices, Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs. Players have access to 100+ games that includes a diverse array of content, so there’s something for everyone. From AAA to indies and Xbox Game Studios titles when they premiere. The service is equipped with parental controls to provide a safe gaming experience for kids.

All the experiences players expect on Xbox and their gaming profiles travel with them on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress.

Any customer with a consumer service from Telia can sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and try it for free during the first month. A limited campaign offer will also be available to new customers that choose a consumer mobile subscription from Telia and a selected Android smartphone, from for example Samsung. The offer also includes a free month and Razer Kishi, a universal gaming controller that fits onto a phone for a great cloud gaming experience.