Microsoft and Google are both working on game streaming services that would enable you to play the latest games on virtually any screen.
Project xCloud is currently being tested in the US, but it seems Microsoft is now ready to expand that to more countries. From November 18th (next Wednesday), Australians will now be able to try out the service.
To register for Project xCloud (Preview), head to xbox.com. Initially the beta will be limited to those with Android devices, so keep that in mind.
Assuming you have an adequate connection, you’ll be able to stream games from Microsoft servers to your device and have your controller inputs be sent back in almost instantly.
The launch lineup includes 25 titles including:
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Black Desert
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
- CODE VEIN
- Cricket 19
- Dead by Daylight: Special Edition
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5
- eFootball PES 2020
- F1 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears 5
- Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Just Cause 4
- Minecraft Dungeons – Windows 10
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
- Sea of Thieves
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
- Stellaris: Console Edition
- Tekken 7
- WWE 2K20
- Yakuza 0
When the service launches for real, it’ll be at a subscription cost per month. This is a very interesting change in business model from what we have today, where Microsoft are very keen to sell you gaming hardware in the form of a A$750 Xbox Series X.
Could it be that this is the last generation of console hardware?