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Check out Project xCloud running on PC

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Project Xcloud (Image credit: The Verge)

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Xcloud Ipad (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Project xCloud is Microsoft's cloud game streaming service.
  • It's currently in public preview on Android and iOS.
  • A Windows 10 app is in the works and recently leaked.
  • The Verge was able to get screenshots of it in action.

Today, The Verge managed to get a hold of screenshots of the Project xCloud game streaming app for Windows 10 PCs. It looks almost identical to the Android experience and even has similar loading animations. You can take a look at some of the main screenshots The Verge was able to get its hands on.

The outlet said the following about the program.

Microsoft has started testing its Project xCloud game streaming service for Windows 10... this week. The software giant is making the preview version available to all Microsoft employees, and The Verge has been able to obtain exclusive screenshots... The app requires a Bluetooth Xbox One controller, a Microsoft account, and a good internet connection. The PC app will also support streaming games from an Xbox One console locally or remotely... There are a variety of games available to Microsoft employees to test, but the app is currently limited to 720p streams for now... with 1080p just around the corner... Microsoft is now working to eventually transition these xCloud servers to the Xbox Series X processor. This... processor is far more powerful and capable of running four Xbox One S game sessions simultaneously on a single chip.

It'll be interesting what new features the Xbox Series X upgrade brings to Project xCloud. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about when it'll be available for public testing.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • This app should also be able to stream Store games from a gaming PC to another device. With Steam games I can use Steam Link, but I can't do it for Store games!
  • Ultimately, it should recognize your purchases and allow you to stream them from the cloud. It would be great to also have the ability to stream from PC and console, but ultimately, it should just be a portal to your games.
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