Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Microsoft xCloud to launch on Xbox Game Pass with over 150 games

Microsoft xCloud to launch on Xbox Game Pass with over 150 games

Included are lots of AAA titles including a bundle from Xbox Game Studios.

All titles on Game Pass Ultimate via xCloud will be available at no extra cost.

The game streaming service will support cloud saves so players can continue a game they have been playing on their Xbox while they're on the go. Microsoft is releasing an upgrade to the Xbox Game Pass app on Android in 22 nations tomorrow, consisting of 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.

If you've been unsure about Game Pass Ultimate and are eager to jump in to xCloud, you can get your first month subscription for just $1, with the regular subscription price at $14.99 per month. Apple cracked open the door last week for game streaming services to run on its phones and tablets, but with some major caveats.

Interestingly, Microsoft appears to have completely ditched the "Project xCloud" name, making no mention of it at all in the announcement as it brings the streaming service in under the Xbox Game Pass branding.

You'll have to connect your Microsoft account to the app before you can access your games online via the Cloud tab within the app.

One of the great things about Microsoft's gaming service is that you don't have to own an Xbox console or a gaming PC to take advantage of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

As detailed before, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription service that gives access to more than 100 games.

The biggest games in the launch lineup include Forza Horizon 4, DiRT 4 and F1 2019. Will any of you be trying out xCloud when it rolls out tomorrow?

For most Xbox Game Pass games supported by xCloud, you will need some sort of controller to play these games. For now, Minecraft Dungeons is the only game that supports it, featuring a "fully-optimized, native touch controls and a redesigned UI to make it easy to navigate the inventory or in-game menu on a smaller screen" according to Xbox Wire.

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