xCloud streaming launches on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on 15th September

Microsoft have announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be gaining free game streaming via Project xCloud on 15th September. From that date, any subscriber in 22 countries will be able to play over 100 games from the service on Android phones and tablets. This will include Xbox Games Studios titles as they launch into Xbox Game Pass later this year and beyond.

Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Leaning on Android’s support for bluetooth controllers, you’ll be able to play using the official Xbox One controller or DualShock 4 – if you were looking for something to use it for in future – with additional controllers and accessories coming from Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to either attach a phone to a controller, or some Joy-Con style controllers to the side of a phone or tablet.

The following games have been confirmed, but the full line up of titles will effectively just be the games that are available on Game Pass in mid-September, with Microsoft adding and taking from the library each month.

  • 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
  • Grounded
  • 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

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2 Comments

  1. It seems you can only use this on mobile devices and not streaming to Xbox (or PC) – for me this is missing core gamers which PSNow is already offering to? I would be interested in trying it out on my X1, to see what the quality and input lag is like

    They seem to have a different idea for the service, perhaps as an answer to the Nintendo Switch’s portability – play on your Xbox One, carry on on your OnePlus :)

    • The pitch is basically that it’s an additive for current customers, but also an entry point for everyone else. That could be PS players who want to dabble with a bit of Halo Infinite, or it can be new markets where home consoles are uncommon, but mobile gaming is huge, like India.

      Streaming to PC will likely happen eventually, but I’m sure they’ve got the engagement statistics to suggest that it should be a secondary concern. For one, if you sub, you can download and play many of those games locally on PC – this is also why there’s no streaming to console a moment (but might be when they start putting Series X hardware in their server farms). – and for another, they can reach Android users and capture a market where Sony isn’t engaged with PS Now.

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