What you need to know
- Project xCloud is Microsoft's answer to game streaming, allowing you to play full games on the go.
- It's still in Preview, but already has an impressive lineup of games and features.
- Today, Project xCloud is getting update with a new feature that makes it easier to discover new games.
- A selection of trailers will be available at the top of the app for players to watch.
Project xCloud is an ambitious move by Microsoft to allow people to stream Xbox One and PC games to their mobile device wherever they have a connection. It's in a similar vein to other products like Google's Stadia or NVIDIA's GeForce Now, except both the former services are out in full force, while Project xCloud continues to evolve and add new features while in preview. The latest feature to come to Project xCloud is a small change, but a welcome one for those constantly looking for new experiences to enjoy.
Project xCloud Preview Update: enabling you to discover and play more games. More details in this blog post https://t.co/eblmd2ZzaV— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 9, 2020
Larry Hyrb, also know as Xbox's Major Nelson, announced the feature on Twitter today. A big point of feedback for Project xCloud so far is how easy it's been to pick up and play new games that players weren't otherwise interested in. I played Destiny 2 for the very first time because it was recently added to xCloud's lineup. To help this along, Project xCloud will now suggest five games from its selection by showing their trailers along the top of the app's main screen.
While you're watching the trailer, the game will pre-emptively load up in the background. If you decide you want to give the game a try, it'll be even faster than xCloud's already-fast loading speeds to jump in and play. The app will periodically cycle out new trailers so there's always something new for you to check out. Since Project xCloud is still very much in preview, the team behind it is busy collecting feedback to further improve it. If you've been accepted into the program, feel free to give the feature a try and let them know what you think.
If you want the full scoop, there's a blog post on Major Nelson's website with all the details.
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