Microsoft confirms the launch of its Game Streaming service xCloud will be in September
Microsoft’s xCloud is a future of gaming project where Xbox players can steam their game from the cloud. This service will be available free to its paying Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in September.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced updates on the future of its gaming strategy, the company also gave some attention to its cross-platform Stadia competitor, xCloud. After extensive beta testing, the service will launch in September, but it will be limited to the existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $15 a month.
It was known that xCloud will support more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles that will be playable on a phone or tablet when the streaming service launches. However, the company did not mention which countries will be supported at launch.
It has been believed that the company has been building out its Azure data centers across the US and in parts of Europe with Xbox One S blades to stream Xbox games through xCloud. Looking at the assumptions and the estimations the company will upgrade these servers to Xbox Series X hardware in 2021.
Cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate means your games are no longer locked to the living room. You can connect more than ever with friends and family through gaming. And just like you do with your movie and music streaming services, when cloud gaming launches into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue your game wherever you left off on any of your devices.
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