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Xbox Project xCloud game streaming expands to Windows 10 in 2020, supports DualShock 4 controller

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What you need to know

  • Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service.
  • The platform launched in October on Android phones.
  • Project xCloud is coming to Windows 10 in 2020.
  • It's also getting more controller support.

Project xCloud is Microsoft's upcoming game streaming service along the lines of Google Stadia. The preview launched in October, and since then many gamers are testing it out on Android phones. However, it looks like that's about to change soon.

In a press release Windows Central received, the company said, "Next year, we'll bring Project xCloud to Windows 10... and are collaborating with a broad set of partners to make game streaming available on other devices as well." It's unclear what these other devices are at the moment, but iOS is probably on the list. We'll keep you posted as soon as Microsoft reveals what it's working on.

There are hundreds of millions of Windows 10 users out there, and not everyone wants to own a console. This is a great way to get them gaming. Hopefully, the quality will hold up on larger displays. In order to make the title work with existing hardware, Microsoft plans to support more Bluetooth controllers like Sony's DualShock 4 and devices from Razer.

Which controller will you use with Project xCloud? Let us know. It's great to have a lot of options, and it'll be interesting to see which peripherals gamers use when the ability rolls out in 2020.

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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.

4 Comments
  • It would be logical that with the Windows 10 app comes local streaming from your PC to a phone. If console can do it, why not a PC?
  • Yes!!!!! Now I can finally play computation costly games on my Surface Go and Xbox Handheld!! Xbox Handheld <- bought it for my Ultimate sub, mainly for computation cheaper games.
    Why not just use your Android phone? Well, because native execution will always be more robust and stable than cloud gaming, even when you are in the air. Right now you have 2 options.
    1) Onenetbook One Mix 2s + Ipega 9083s. These 2 company don't have any type of collaboration but somehow they fit perfectly... the look of the controller is a lilo meh but it works. Hopefully we will see something soon from Xbox HW department.
    2) https://youtu.be/kofZwF5dMR8 <- Lattepanda Alpha board. It can run GTA5 and supports eGPU. But for gaming purposes... 8cx and WCOS would've been a better choice imo. That's why I went for OneMix2. There's also GDP... but too ugly, so no.
    Onenetbook also announced a handheld gaming project called OneGx. I'll keep an eye on it and please let it be ARM+WCOS and please work on the design…
  • I'm a little jealous. I strongly considered that exact same setup but I went with a Surface Go to pair with an iPega 9083. I still want an Onenetbook One Mix 2s at some point though. How does it handle your games?
  • Welp, this is me I guess. I'm never buying a console or a gaming rig, and I don't ever game on my phone. But AAA games on my dinky Surface Pro? Hell, even I'll give it a go.