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...
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 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...
Project xCloud was launched just a few months ago in October
of 2019, and so far there are already 90+ titles on the docket of streamable
games. As of January 21, 2020, a handful of new games have been added,
including some big names like Destiny 2, Forza Motorsport 7, and Halo: The Master
Of course, if you haven’t been keeping up with xCloud news,
it’s not surprising, it’s current in beta or trial testing within the public
sector and it’s only available in the U.S., U.K., and Korea, with the Korean population
being expanded and Microsoft sending out new invites in the coming days. When
Project xCloud rolls out on a wider scale or when it’ll be open to everybody
remains to be seen, but it appears as if things are going well, so it might not
be long before it...