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Project xCloud Name Change Imminent, And It Might Succeed where Stadia and YouTube Have Failed

We just announced that Project xCloud – Microsoft’s game streaming service – would soon be integrated into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost. Now we’ve learned that even more details will come to light in August 2020, just one month before that integration happens. One of those big details will likely be a new name, but according to Xbox Head, Phil Spencer, in an interview with The Verge, an official and final name has yet to be decided on. “This isn’t the official name, but you should think about it as Game Pass streaming or Xbox streaming, something like that. We actually don’t have the final name just yet, but it won’t be Project xCloud.” And, Xbox isn’t planning to sleep easy on xCloud – or whatever it will be called – as it...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Will Soon Include Project xCloud for Free

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service has been in the works for a while now, with limited public beta testing ongoing for the last year or so. Now, we’re learning that the service is going to be greatly expanded and made available to just about everyone. Starting September 2020, just a month or two before the Xbox Series X launches, Microsoft will be adding Project xCloud to its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription. Don’t know what that is? Well, for $14.99 per month, you get access to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox and PC along with your Xbox Live subscription. So, basically access to more than 100 games, online multiplayer capability, and – pretty soon – the ability to stream those games (and any other digital purchases that are compatible) to your phone or tablet. In...

You Might Not Have to Pay A Lot To Get the Xbox Series X At Launch

If money is kind of tight for you, and you’ve been saving up to get the new Xbox Series X, then you might be happy to know that there will probably be another option: Xbox All Access. Word comes directly from Phil Spencer during the Game Lab Live keynote, where he did everything but confirm that the Series X would be supported by the subscription service at launch. And, if it’s not included in the program at launch, it will probably be included shortly thereafter. “Xbox All Access is going to be critical to both our launch for Xbox Series X as well as just the overall generation” He also went on to admit that in testing All Access there has been a major limitation in where it has been available, but that...

Microsoft’s Project xCloud Will Make Xbox Games Pass Infinitely Better

In an Xbox Wire blog post, Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft’s xCloud streaming service will be coming to Xbox Game Pass later this year – something that will put more than 100 games at your disposal almost instantaneously. “Later this year our cloud game streaming technology, Project xCloud, will come to Game Pass—so you and your friends can stream and play the games you love together on your devices” This news in itself might not be that surprising since Microsoft announced that its game-streaming service would be coming to Xbox Game Pass before the turn of the decade, but to be honest, I don’t think anyone expected it to happen quite so soon. Right now, Project xCloud is exactly that – a project that’s still in development and being tested by a limited number of...

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming Xbox Game Pass, But You Might Not Like the Tradeoff

Rockstar is adding Red Dead Redemption 2 to Xbox Game Pass on May 7, but it doesn’t come without a big fat caveat – the removal of Grand Theft Auto 5 from the subscription service. For the uninitiated, RDR 2 is the prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption that was launched to great success in 2010. In RDR 2, you get to experience the fall of the Van de Linde gang through the eyes of Arthur Morgan, one of the gang’s most trusted enforcers. The Game Pass version that’s coming on May 7 will include the base game as well as access to Red Dead Online multiplayer mode. It can be pre-loaded now if you’re a subscriber, so you’ll be able to jump right in when the game finally unlocks. Unfortunately, RDR 2’s arrive to...

More Publishers Ditch Nvidia’s GeForce Now Game Streaming Service

Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service once held so much promise, and it seemed like it could have been the best thing to happen to the game streaming industry. But, game publishers have slowly be bowing out, with Bethesda removing its games from the service back in February of 2020, followed by 2K Games walking away just weeks later. Even Activision Blizzard has said no thanks as it pulled its games from the service. April has presented another round of pullouts as Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment will all pull their games from the service on Friday April 24, 2020.   It seems like publishers are pulling out of the service faster than a man with fear of being a father, and so far, we have yet to hear a real reason for it....

Shade Casted Over GeForce Now as 2K Games Joins Bethesda and Activision In Leaving the Streaming Service

Following the removal of Activision and Bethesda games from GeForce Now, 2K Games has now chosen to remove its games from the once-promising cloud streaming service as well. When Bethesda chose to remove all but one of its games – Wolfenstein Youngblood – it was said that there was a misunderstanding on Nvidia’s part. As of now, there’s no word about why 2K Games has joined the slowly growing list of publishers to leave the service. News comes via a post on Nvidia’s forums in a very short announcement that said nothing more than: Per publisher request, please be advised 2K Games titles will be removed from GeForce NOW today. We are working with 2K Games to re-enable their games in the future. Before GeForce Now exited the beta testing phase, Capcom and Square Enix removed their games from the service, so...

All But One Bethesda Game Has Been Removed from GeForce Now

Not so long ago, at the beginning of this month, Activision pulled its games from Nvidia's GeForce Now game streaming service. Activisions decision to do this has, reportedly, come down to a misunderstanding on Nvidia's part. Now, it looks like the same story might be repeating itself once again as Bethesda has decided to pull all of its games, aside from Wolfenstein: Youngblood, for unknown reasons. Is this yet another misunderstanding, this time between Nvidia and Bethesda or something more? Nvidia made the following announcement in a blog post: "Please be advised most Bethesda Softworks titles will be removed from the GeForce Now service today. Wolfenstein Youngblood will remain for all members." Nvidia has yet to comment on why Bethesda games have been removed or prodide any informaiton on whether or not they...

You Can Now Play Final Fantasy 15 and Wolfenstein Youngblood for Free

If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can now play Wolfenstein: Young Blood and Final Fantasy 15. And, starting February 13, Microsoft is adding the an indie co-op puzzler Death Squared. If you’re a PC subscriber, you have access to Wolfenstein and FF15 as well, but instead of getting access to Death Squared on the 13th, you’ll get to place Death’s Gambit, a 2d action platformer that is said to have “deep RPG elements.” On top of all this, from February 14-16, you’ll get to participate in the closed beta testing of Bleeding Edge, a new Microsoft Game Studios multiplayer game. This is the game that Microsoft took over when it acquired Ninja Theory some time ago. When the game officially launches on March 24th, assuming the closed beta testing goes well and delays aren’t needed, it will be available to play via your Game Pass subscription. The closed beta...

February’s PS Plus Games Come As Quite the “BioShock”

 PlayStation’s PS Plus subscription is kicking off February with a bang by not offering the usual two free games but a bonus game as well. The two free PS4 games for February are BioShock: The Collection, which is perfect timing as you’ll be able to get caught up in time before the next BioShock Launches, and The Sims 4, a game that requires no introduction So, what’s the mystery bonus game? Well, you can get Firewall Zero Hour a tactical VR game that is as fun as the other two games, but you need to be a PSVR player to enjoy it. If you’re not familiar with any of these games, you can check out the official trailers below or check out our latest coverage on PlayStation games and the PlayStation 5! Bioshock: The Collection Official Trailer

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