Redmond-based Microsoft will expand the preview of its Project xCloud game streaming service, according to its blog post. Microsoft has knocked Google out of the park when it comes to the titles available in the gaming arena. To be exact, the Project xCloud Preview now has a library of over 50 popular games from major studios for testing.
Microsoft also said in its blog that Project xCloud will be expanding to more markets next year which includes China, India, Japan, and a host of West European countries. Support for third-party accessories, such as Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers and those from other brands, will also be added to the list of Project xCloud shortly. But the most interesting piece of news is that the American multinational firm will bring the Project xCloud to the PC platform in 2020.
There isn’t any tentative date as to when the game streaming service will debut in more countries but sources report that Microsoft is taking India more seriously, in terms of gaming.
Microsoft’s head of gaming, Phil Spencer said, “It’s a huge market, they know the franchises… they just don’t have access to the franchises that they see on the internet on the devices that they ow. They’re going to enter the Xbox ecosystem through a different device, that’s not a console and not a PC”.
Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President of Project xCloud announced that the repository of the games includes Devil May Cry 5, Madden NFL 20, and Tekken 7 among others. This shows that Microsoft is investing a lot of time and money by adding games that keep it a step ahead over competitor Google Stadia, which has less than one-fourth of that number in terms of games available at launch later this week.
To make its presence felt, Project xCloud might eventually make its way to the iPhone and iPad as well. Catherine Gluckstein, General Manager of Project xCloud said, “We have a prototype app up and running, it’s playing well. We would love for it to launch on iOS, and in due course, it will. We’re working with Apple”. The tech giant will soon reveal more details about upcoming games, market-wise launch dates and more for Project xCloud.