Microsoft's xCloud gaming service has officially gone live in 22 countries. Otherwise you can become an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber for just $1 for the first month, after which you'll have to pay a $14.99 monthly subscription to continue using the service.
Games available include Batman: Arkham Knight, Battletoads, Carrion, Darksiders III, DayZ, Destiny 2, Fallout 76, Gato Roboto, Gears 5, Grounded, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Hollow Knight, Nier: Automata, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Resident Evil 7, The Outer Worlds, Yakuza Zero and over one hundred more games. Among the extensive list of titles are some highly rated racing games.
Xbox has revealed the full catalogue of Xbox games playable via Android mobile as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate releases on Android from tomorrow including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Gaming. Those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription and an Android device (oh, and a decent internet connection), will be able to fire up Minecraft Dungeons later today and play the game on their devices without the need for a Bluetooth controller. As per the intro, xCloud goes live in 22 countries today but will roll out further as Microsoft ensures service stability and scalability in the initial markets.
It uses the processing capabilities of Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure to stream games on devices which don't have the required hardware to run them locally.
Microsoft Launches xCloud With More Than 150 Games For Game Pass Ultimate Members In 22 Countries
It remains to be seen if xCloud will be available to Apple smartphone and tablet users in future. Apple wants the games that will be available to stream with Project xCloud (or Google Stadia) to also be available as standalone packages within the App Store.
New members to the service can now join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today for just $1 for the first month.
In a response to a query over the changes from The Verge, Microsoft snubbed the new policy and said it will deliver a "bad experience for customers".