Xbox Project xCloud game streaming to support existing purchases and Xbox Game Pass in 2020

Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018
Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018 (Image credit: Matt Brown / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A lot of new details about Project xCloud were revealed at X019.
  • Games you already own will show up on Project xCloud in 2020.
  • Project xCloud will also expand to 2020.
  • It's unclear how much still service will cost still.

Today at X019, Microsoft detailed additions to Project xCloud like 50 new games, more supported controllers, and expansions to countries like India and Japan. However, a small little tidbit may have been overlooked.

In 2020, it seems like the Project xCloud preview is getting games you already own. Again, it's unclear how much this is going to cost once the service launches. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass is also going to support cloud streaming, but again, it's unclear if this is going to be part of the $10 per month fee.

We believe in the freedom to play and the freedom to choose. In 2020 we will enable gamers to stream from the cloud Xbox games that they already own or will purchase. We will also add game streaming from the cloud to Xbox Game Pass. Gamers will be free to discover, choose, and play their favorite games anywhere and everywhere.

We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. We're reached out to Microsoft for comment. What sort of a business model would you be interested in? Let us know.



Asher Madan

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.