Recently, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be the vehicle for Project xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming streaming service. The service will launch for real on September 15, 2020, with over 100 games straight off the bat.
Unlike Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate doesn’t ask you to purchase games on its service. Instead, xCloud is giving you access to an evolving library of first and third-party games, with the promise of all Microsoft Xbox Game Studios games joining the service either on launch or soon after.
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The confirmed launch markets are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The full library of games on Project xCloud remains to be seen, but Microsoft teased the following titles. The list of Project xCloud games available in testing can be found over here.
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Bleeding Edge
- Costume Quest 2
- Crackdown 3 (campaign)
- Destiny 2
- F1 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Gears of War 4
- Gears 5 Ultimate Edition
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Killer Instinct Definitive Edition
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
- Minecraft Dungeons
- The Outer Worlds
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Quantum Break
- ReCore: Definitive Edition
- Ryse: Son of Rome
- Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
- State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Lucky’s Tale
- Tell Me Why
- The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
- Wasteland 3
- Wasteland Remastered
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
PowerA will launch not one, but two new controllers built for xCloud. One is a more traditional controller with mount, set to launch in the coming weeks. Another controller, aimed for the holiday season of 2020, looks a bit more like a Nintendo Switch-style dock for your phone. They may join the list of best accessories for Project xCloud in the future, we’ll go hands on to let you know.