Microsoft will release the game streaming service known as Project xCloud, at 15 Σεπτεμβρίου exclusively on devices Android.
The Project xCloud will be integrated into the assistance Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, at a cost of $ 14,99 per month, and the promise of more than 100 games available at tablet and Android phones. The users iPhone and iPad will have to wait, as Microsoft game streaming will initially only be available for Android users.
«Our ambition is to scale up cloud gaming through the Xbox Game Pass available on all devices, but we have nothing else to share right now about iOS", Said a representative of Microsoft in a statement to The Verge.
The lack of iOS support during the release will be frustrating for iPhone and iPad owners, but it does not come as a big surprise. While Microsoft is testing xCloud on iOS, the company has previously revealed that its testing was limited due to its policies Apple for the App Store.
Microsoft has not revealed which Apple policies are blocking the release of the service on iOS, but the service Stadia of Google is also not available on iPhone or iPad. The application Steam Link of Valve It took almost a year to get approval from Apple, although it mainly broadcasts computer games.
Microsoft is now launching the xCloud service on September 15, although the company appears to be referring to it as a feature "cloud gaming»Of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Next month it will be released in 22 countries, and more specifically in: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and soon many more.
Cloud gaming, or xCloud, will also be launched as a beta, with Microsoft working to scale the gaming streaming service to the millions of users it expects to use. The company will end the free xCloud preview on September 11th and plans to release an updated Xbox Game Pass app with game streaming on September 15th.
Microsoft also works with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo and nacon to create accessories and controls for xCloud. You will also be able to use existing controls Xbox One or even Sony DualShock 4 controls to play. Microsoft does not describe in detail all the games that will be available, but provides a list of 36 titles that will come:
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Bleeding Edge
- Custom Quest 2
- Crackdown 3 (campaign)
- Destiny 2
- F1 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Gears of War 4
- Gears 5 Ultimate Edition
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
- Killer Instinct Definitive Edition
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
- Minecraft Dungeons
- The Outer Worlds
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Quantum Break
- ReCore: Definitive Edition
- Ryse: Son of Rome
- Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
- State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Lucky's Tale
- Tell Me Why
- The Bard's Tale Trilogy
- Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
- Wasteland 3
- Wasteland remastered
- Yakuza Kiwami 2