What you need to know
- Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service to compete with Google Stadia.
- It's currently available as a free preview to all those who sign up in select countries.
- Today, even more games like Frostpunk were added to the massive list.
- Just sign up for Project xCloud on the Xbox website.
Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service that competes with Google Stadia. While Stadia only has a handful of games, Microsoft is quickly expanding its library to include a lot of critically-acclaimed experiences. Aside from Destiny 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Project xCloud just got Frostpunk, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Descenders.
This was announced rather stealthily on Reddit today. You can take a look at the post by Microsoft below.
You can read about the games below.
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
What do you think of Project xCloud? Do you use it? Let us know. Keep in mind that it's coming to Canada tomorrow, January 29.
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Tabs would be a great test for xcloud.
It doesn't seem overly fair comparing a brand new system with an existing system that has a new way to play. Technically xCloud should have available every single game that is available on Xbox One, that should be the expectation anyway, because it isn't a new system.
I think the main blocker here is licensing. Publishers need to agree with their games being put on a streaming platform, and some of them might be planning to put the game on Stadia only or even launch their own streaming platform. Business.
Yeah, I get that, but technically xCloud is just an extension of the Xbox ecosystem, unless they are treating it as a completely separate entity, in the former case then if a person has already bought a title on Xbox, why shouldn't they be allowed to play it streaming (apart from the notion that I guess Publishers assume people are going to buy games multiple times on different systems)? Oh well, all the more reason for me to sort out my network issues and get console streaming up and running.
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