Game On: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s xCloud
November 18, 2019

Game streaming service is launching next year.

Microsoft is also getting more serious about its push to make video games accessible for everyone. In line with this, the company has just announced that xCloud game streaming service will fully debut next year with around 50 games to play when launched.

xCloud is Microsoft’s ambitious game streaming service that will allow you to play your own library of games from any device like a smartphone, tablet, PC, or smart TV. The aim is that you should be able to access and play these games anytime – Microsoft even announced that support for the PlayStation DualShock controller will be added soon.

Microsoft is also planning on bundling xCloud with existing subscription services like Game Pass Ultimate, so this means you can stream and or download any game that you want on any supported device.

It’s an ambitious goal, but it’s something that’s exciting to see in the world of gaming. Even with next-generation consoles already being teased as early as now, it’s clear that companies still have their sights on streaming.

Microsoft also promised that around 50 games will be available when xCloud launches, most of which are now accessible during the current Preview phase. These include Tekken 7 and Madden NFL 20 to Microsoft’s own game like Forza Horizon 4. Halo 5: Guardians and Gears 5. 

This week we will see Google officially rolling out Stadia to supported markets. The game streaming service from the biggest search engine in the world has more potential to reach more users since Stadia will be running on Chrome browsers, one of the most popular internet browsers available.

Sony, on the other hand, has been in this business for a couple of years with PlayStation Now, though rollout and support for other countries are still moving at a snail-like pace.

Do you play games? Would you try out these game streaming services once they become available? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Check out more details about Microsoft’s Project xCloud here

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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