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Xbox Game Pass Will Get Project xCloud Streaming Technology According to X019

Gaming article by Alyssa Wejebe on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 16:00
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During X019, more details were given on Project xCloud streaming technology being further incorporated into the Xbox Game Pass. The streaming system is currently in a preview with more than 50 new Xbox games for players to check out. Xbox Wire announced that this includes games like Devil May Cry 5 and Tekken 7. The complete list of Xbox games now available for streaming can be found here.

Kareem Choundry, the boss at Project xCloud, said that the streaming platform will allow players to stream Xbox games they plan to buy or already have. Choundry also shared that streaming will be added to Xbox Game Pass in an effort to let players have access to their games wherever they are. Xbox Wire emphasizes this, saying that people will be able to play Xbox games on tablets and cell phones, and next year on PC. Xbox Wire adds that more controller types will become accessible too, like gamepads from Razer and the DualShock 4 wireless controller.

 
News about Project xCloud and Xbox were announced at X019 in London.

While more invites to try Project xCloud are being sent out, players can also sign up for the streaming preview here. According to Xbox Wire, the preview for Project xCloud will also expand to new places like Japan and Canada next year. Xbox Wire adds that future plans for Project xCloud include ensuring that player data -- like saves -- can transfer seamlessly, as well as partnerships with content developers and publishers.

According to Ars Technica, Xbox hasn't said anything about an extra cost for streaming. Ars Technica also points out that this development with Xbox and Project xCloud could be considered competition with Google Stadia, who will only have "12 games available for early Stadia users starting next week."

 

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, previously spoke with Ars Technica, saying that while the video game industry is heading toward streaming, he doesn't believe the transition will happen quickly.

"This is a technological change," Spencer told Ars Technica. "While it seems like it happens overnight, it doesn't."

What do you think of the Project xCloud news at X019? Are you interested in streaming games? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Alyssa Wejebe

Alyssa Wejebe

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Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them too. RPG, hack-and-slash, and fighting games are some of her favorite genres. She loves nonhuman characters. One of her earliest gaming memories center around battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.