I have confidence that MS would announce any improvements to XCloud, even if it was just putting the XboneS hardware on SSDs. MS cares about promoting Game Pass.
Eurogamer is far off-base. They talk about “the lack of major costs to scaling up the service” looking only at infrastructure when the major costs are really paying content developers to put their games on the service in the first place. Game Pass is absolutely losing money at $15/month, and users like me who have it for $4.19/month for the first three years are bleeding them dry.
They don’t care, that’s fine by them, because they’re in the user acquisition and quick growth stage, and they’re betting that once they’ve got people subscribing they’ll stay when prices inevitably increase. And they may be right. But that price increase will happen, and it will happen in the next couple of years, once they hit the threshold where their analysts figure it makes sense.
All those developers are ecstatic because Microsoft is tossing bundles of money around like it doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t, until it does, and on that day the door will come crashing shut.