Microsoft is bringing it’s cloud gaming service named xCloud on iOS, Windows PC in spring 2021. It’s currently available on Android, Soon it’ll be available on other platforms too.
Initially called Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming service allows you to play Xbox games on non-Xbox gadgets. The games run on a worker in a server closest to you, the video is then transferred to your device.
If you have an Android device, you can access xCloud from Xbox Game Pass application on the Play Store. Your experience may vary depending on your internet connectivity.
Microsoft hopes to expand the xCloud service on more than one billion devices. This cloud gaming service works the same way as Google Stadia or NVIDIA’s GeforceNow. You don’t have to download the huge files, and doesn’t need a lot of processing power. Just using a web browser is enough for that. All the game data is processed by the nearest server.
According to Microsoft, xCloud needs atleast 10Mbps connection speed to be able to play low-res titles, and much greater speed for graphics intensive titles.
Microsoft also announced the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass. Here’s the list:
- H.A.L.O. Infinite
- The Ascent
- The Gunk
- The Good Life
- Warhammer 40K
- The Medium
- Psychonauts 2