Frostpunk, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and more join Xbox Project xCloud game streaming

Frostpunk
Frostpunk (Image credit: 11 bit studios)

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.

Today we have added three new games to Project xCloud... Frostpunk, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Descenders. Let us know what you think of the games and please continue to submit your feedback. Enjoy!

You can read about the games below.

Descenders

Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?

Frostpunk

Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, also known as TABS, is a wacky physics-based tactics game. Experience accurate warfare through the ages. TABS uses state of the art physics-based simulation to provide you with never-before-seen insight to our greatest battles of history.

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.

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.

4 Comments
  • 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.