Seems like Microsoft is not willing to just stand there and watch as Google Stadia tries to take over the game streaming market. Just a few days away from Stadia’s launch, Microsoft beefed up their Project xCould, announcing new devices and games for the service. The news was a part of X019 conference which happened in London.
First and foremost – Project xCloud will come to Windows 10 PCs in 2020 in addition to other devices (now, for almost a month, Project xCloud is working as a preview program on Android devices across Korea, US, and the UK). Second, it will be coming to other countries including Canada, India, Japan and the rest of Europe. And to top it off – Microsoft promises that the service will be available in more countries than Google Stadia. Ouch!
However, the most beautiful part is the games list for Project xCloud. According to Microsoft, the testing phase will have more than 50 game titles including titles like Madden NFL 20, Devil May Cry 5, Ori and the Blind Forest and a lot more. But it’s just a list for testing. At launch, Project xCloud will support all Xbox Game Pass games including some new upcoming games such as Bleeding Edge, Wasteland 3, and Grounded.
And for the last punch across Google Stadia’s face, Microsoft announced that Project xCloud will be compatible with almost any device which supports Bluetooth technology including Sony’s DualShock 4 controller. This means, that in order to enjoy Project xCloud’s service you won’t need to buy anything – just pay for the subscription and play. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Care to see the whole X019 presentation? Check out the video below: