The big day is finally here! Microsoft has launched its cloud gaming service, known as Project xCloud during development. This game streaming service will be part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Long and short of this new launch is that these members will be able to play games that are beamed to their Android devices. All these titles will use the company’s abovementioned cloud gaming technology that has been in testing since fall 2019.
Cloud Gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available in 22 markets starting today.
At launch, more than 150 games are available, including popular titles like A Plague Tale: Innocence, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and The Witcher 3. Plenty of multiplayer games are also in easy access, alongside Microsoft’s own titles like Halo: MCC and Forza Horizon 4.
As this trailer shows, this is about as easy as it gets when it comes to pick and play:
To get started with cloud gaming, all you need to do is download the Xbox Game Pass app from either the Google Play Store, the Samsung Galaxy Store, or the One Store.
Cloud gaming is available for free with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, and new subscribers can get their first month for just $1 instead of the regular $14.99. And this is one of the reasons why the service crossed the 10 million subscribers mark earlier this year.
As for cloud gaming, this is a strategy that will see Microsoft reach the 2 billion people that play games worldwide.
Save for those who you Apple devices, of course.