Microsoft Adds 50 New Games to xCloud Preview; Confirms 2020 Launch
- Author: Delia Davidson Nov 17, 2019,
Nov 17, 2019, 0:44
In case you missed the memo, Microsoft's xCloud (Project xCloud) platform is now in preview testing. When the platform goes live, players will also be able to stream three generations of games they own and titles available through their Xbox GamePass subscription.
A closed beta for pre-orderers of Ninja Theory's upcoming multiplayer combat game will commence on February 14. "Gamers will be free to discover, choose, and play their favorite games anywhere and everywhere", the company said in the announcement. If killing monsters in somewhat shonky fashion is your thing, you'll get a chance to play Darksiders III across console and PC, and the list is rounded out by Vambrace: Cold Soul and Life is unusual 2. Additionally, support for third-party accessories such as Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers and those from other brands will also be added to Project xCloud soon. It makes sense, considering we are so close to the holiday season, and announcing a bunch of information about a new console that won't be available until next holiday season would detract from Black Friday sales of the Xbox One. According to The Verge, Xbox is expanding the library for its service from five (its launch library) to 50.
Microsoft's Project xCloud is coming to Windows 10 PCs and new markets in 2020.
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"One of the regulations is that players with different platforms can not chat with each other in-game". The xCloud announcements will certainly have been noticed by Google, which is launching its rival Stadia streaming service on 19 November, with just 12 games at launch and a lot of the promised features delayed until next year.
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