Companies have been betting heavily on streaming gaming services in recent times. After the launch of Stadia or Nvidia GeForce Now, it’s time for Microsoft to join the lot.
The American company announced today that its streaming service xCloud will be officially launched on Android on September 15th. Fortunately, UK will be one of the first countries to have the new service.
xCloud arrives as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Contrary to what happens with Google Stadia, xCloud will not be launched as a standalone service and with its own subscription. This service will be an integral part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which currently costs € 12.99 per month.
The great advantage of this approach is that, with just one subscription, you will have access to your games on PC, Xbox and, from September, on any Android device. In addition, Microsoft promises more than 100 games available for your smartphone or tablet.
IOS users will have to wait
It is Microsoft’s ambition to place xCloud on all devices, however, this is not yet possible. For now, the company has no information regarding the launch of its streaming gaming service on iOS.
Although disappointing for iPhone and iPad users, this was already predictable. Microsoft has previously stated that it faces some limitations in testing xCloud on that platform due to restrictive App Store policies.
What games are available in September
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Bleeding Edge
- Costume Quest 2
- Crackdown 3 (campaign)
- Destiny 2
- F1 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Gears of War 4
- Gears 5 Ultimate Edition
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Killer Instinct Definitive Edition
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
- Minecraft Dungeons
- The Outer Worlds
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Quantum Break
- ReCore: Definitive Edition
- Ryse: Son of Rome
- Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
- State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Lucky’s Tale
- tell me why
- The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
- Wasteland 3
- Wasteland Remastered
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
These are the games already confirmed on xCloud as soon as the service is made available to the public. This is just a small part of the library that Microsoft is committed to making available to all subscribers to this streaming service.
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