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Microsoft Sets Project XCloud Launch Date on September 15

Sam Arnold

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Microsoft will launch its new cloud game streaming service, Project xCloud, on September 15 for Android devices. Letting people play even without a console.

Play your favorite console games on your phones and tablets with Microsoft’s Project xCloud, releasing this September 15. Only Android devices can stream games through xCloud on launch day.

Subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can test out the new feature when it drops. The cloud gaming service for Ultimate includes Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for PC and console. Even with xCloud, a Game Pass Ultimate subscription still costs $14.99. Microsoft announced the game streaming platform in 2018. 

Project xCloud: Stream Console Games on Mobile

Polygon reports that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on Android can play “more than 100 games from the cloud.” Gamers on Android can sign up for Project xCloud’s beta testing period before Microsoft rolls it out worldwide.

Gamers on iOS devices will have to wait for Microsoft to finish testing iOS versions. The company had begun testing Project xCloud for iOS in February.


Project xCloud: PC Gamers Can Enjoy It, Too

On the other hand, Microsoft won’t keep PC gamers hanging. If you can’t wait for the PC ports of your favorite console games, Microsoft will bring over the project to Windows 10 PCs this year. 

Project xCloud: What Games Can I Stream?

Microsoft hasn’t released its full catalog of games on the platform yet, but Polygon lists some of the games you can play on launch day:

  •     Destiny 2
  •     Forza Horizon 4
  •     Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  •     Gears of War 4
  •     Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  •     Minecraft Dungeons
  •     The Outer Worlds
  •     Yakuza Kiwami 2

European gamers, along with players from Canada, South Korea, the UK, and the US can access Project xCloud upon launch. If you’re still in the free preview period, you’ll have to end your trial by September 11.   

Arnold is a senior British tech reporter at Tekrati. Before joining Tekrati, Arnold worked as an editor for his University Newspaper, writing sharable content for a student audience. Sam loves movies, running, and anything written by Oliver Sacks. The drink he chose is tea, which he does not recommend in large quantities.

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