Ultimate gaming over the network of the Netherlands

Microsoft and KPN strike exclusive deal

Big news for all Dutch gamers! Thanks to an exclusive collaboration between KPN and Microsoft, gamers in the Netherlands will be able to play more than 100 great games with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PCs, mobile phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) starting this month. The partnership will provide the opportunity for gamers in the Netherlands to play games wherever they want, whenever they want, in the way that they choose, via the powerful network of KPN.

First Dutch network provider to offer cloud gaming
The gaming industry is the fastest growing entertainment market in the world, with one of the latest innovations being subscription-based gaming that supports gaming via the cloud. As a result, gamers are increasingly demanding high quality network connections, both at home and on location. As the main sponsor of the eDivisie and launching partner of E-Oranje, KPN has a long-standing relationship with the Dutch gamers. This exclusive partnership with Microsoft puts gamers front-row at KPN. KPN's network in the Netherlands meets the needs of even the most demanding gamers, delivering both 5G and fiber optic internet. Next month, KPN customers can extend their subscription to include Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, allowing them to play more than 100 games, from Forza Horizon 4 to Minecraft Dungeons and blockbuster titles from Xbox partners, on console, PC or mobile phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta).

Super-fast gaming via 5G everywhere
Jean-Pascal Van Overbeke, member of KPN's Board of Directors and an avid gamer himself said: "Gaming and e-sports have become increasingly popular among our customers in recent years. A fast and stable internet connection is important for this. We are proud to join forces with Microsoft to provide our customers with the ultimate gaming experience in this way. Thanks to fiber optics and our extensive 5G network, we are now making gaming accessible to everyone, anywhere."

Nicholai Hamre, Xbox Category Lead at Microsoft also commented: "We are very excited about working with KPN. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a curated library of over 100 high-quality games, to which new games are added all the time. You can play directly on Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PCs, or mobile phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). We can't wait to show some of the fantastic games available with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to the Dutch consumer over the network of the Netherlands.”

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is an easy-to-use membership for mobile phones and tablets, Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers something for everyone: innovative titles from independent developers to blockbuster games from medium to large publishers, and access to games from Xbox Game Studios, the same day they launch. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers can enjoy their new favorite game, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) and an EA Play membership for a low monthly price.