xCloud is a service that is supposed to change the way we think about games. We play every game on any device, anywhere in the world at any time. This is the plan, and during X019 Microsoft presented the next steps on the way to its implementation.
Last month, xCloud service tests began in the United States, Great Britain and South Korea, which could be attended by users of smartphones and tablets with Android 6.0 and above, after connecting Xbox One controllers to their devices. Next year there will be a significant extension of tests.
In 2020 xCloud will reach Europe. Pad for PS4 on the compatibility list
In 2020, users from Canada, India, Japan and Western Europe will join the xCloud tests. Moreover, the service will also be available on computers with Windows 10, and the list of supported gaming controllers will increase significantly – including the Razer Junglecat, as well as … Sony DualShock 4, i.e. a pad for PS4.
What is Microsoft heading for? The goal is that the xCloud service will allow you to play all games in the Xbox One catalog on any device desktop or mobile, to which we will connect virtually any controller that uses Bluetooth connectivity.
Fortunately, it's not Google Stadia. There will be plenty to play in xCloud
Today, however, the catalog of games available during xCloud testing has been expanded. And it's seriously expanded, because the list of titles has grown by up to 50 items, among which there are real hits (for example, Tekken 7, Forza Horizon 4, Devil May Cry 5, Sniper Elite 4 and Darksiders III). It looks much better now than with Google Stadia.
Next year will be even better. During X019 Microsoft announced full integration of xCloud with Xbox Game Pass. In other words: all games available in the directory of this subscription service can be played on any device. They promise to be really interesting months!
Source: Xbox, Engadget, The Verge
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