What you need to know
- Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service.
- Four more games joined the preview program today.
- You can play DayZ, Dirt 2.0, and more now.
- Project xCloud is still free without any clear indication on price at the moment.
Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service which allows you to play Xbox One games without a console. The service is currently in preview and is free to anyone who signs up and is accepted into the program. In response to the Google Stadia launch, Microsoft keeps on adding more titles.
At X019, the company's gaming celebration in November, around 50 games were added to the service. Today, even more made it onto the list. Out of all of these, DayZ has to be the most spectacular because it's a lot of fun if you love survival experiences. Dirt 2.0, Felix the Reaper, and War Thunder are also available. Xbox Live's Director of Programming, Larry Hryb, announced the titles in a tweet. You can take a look at it below.
Happy Friday! More games are entering the Project xCloud preview today: DayZ, War Thunder, DiRT 2.0, & Felix the Reaper. If you’re interested in joining the preview, register here: https://t.co/acSWPboOFP pic.twitter.com/QMhUWUU1R5Happy Friday! More games are entering the Project xCloud preview today: DayZ, War Thunder, DiRT 2.0, & Felix the Reaper. If you’re interested in joining the preview, register here: https://t.co/acSWPboOFP pic.twitter.com/QMhUWUU1R5— Larry Hryb 🇺🇦 (@majornelson) December 13, 2019December 13, 2019
If you haven't played DayZ, Dirt 2.0, Felix the Reaper, and War Thunder already, be sure to give them a go on Project xCloud. The fact that these amazing titles are portable is just awesome.
Google Stadia has almost two dozen games, but Project xCloud is already past 50. In 2020, even more will be added, including titles you already own. It's unclear how much Project xCloud will cost, but it seems like it's going to be part of Xbox Game Pass given the language the company has used in the past. Xbox head Phil Spencer even said that he wants to make Project xCloud free to those who own an Xbox One and a game on the system. Let's see if this dream is realized, but the fact that it's free right now is pretty good.
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