As announced by Microsoft, Project xCloud will integrate Game Pass Ultimate in September at no additional cost. The opportunity for players with Android devices to test the functionality, and to play on new media.
Today, Microsoft brings new details, and indicates that the service, which will remain in beta, will join the Game Pass from September 15th, and more than 100 games will be available on September 15 in the xCloud catalog, and that it will grow richer over the months. The manufacturer also indicates that the xCloud will be launched in 22 countries, including France : Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
Microsoft also takes the opportunity to recall that the Game Pass is available in 41 countries, and which more than 10 million players have subscribed to, while giving some additional elements. Thus, players would have increased their range of different genres played by 30%, 40% would have played titles they had never played before, and over 90% say they have discovered games they would never have played otherwise. Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President, Project xCloud, said on the occasion of these announcements:
Our vision for Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming technology, is to empower you to play the games you want, with the people you want, where you want them. Since the launch of the public premiere in North America, Europe and South Korea, you’ve shared stories about how unique you have played from the cloud while providing invaluable feedback to us. helped improve the experience.
For Microsoft, xCloud is not neither a new service nor a new platform, but an additional way to play, which does not have not intended to replace the PC or consoles. However, players will find their friends list, achievements, progress and settings there, in order to enjoy a complete Xbox experience, even if Microsoft reminds that the quality of the latter will depend on the connection users. As such, it should be noted that Microsoft uses Azure servers, which can be found in over 160 data centers spread around the world, and that‘a 10MB / s connection should be sufficient. Finally, we got a preview of the games that have already been announced as compatible with xCloud:
By MalloDelic, Journalist jeuxvideo.com