Microsoft ‘s game streaming service, Project xCloud, will make its way to Android devices on 15 September in 22 markets, and India is yet to make in the list.
“Beginning 15 September, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play more than 100 games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet. Cloud gaming will launch in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 markets to ensure stability as we scale the feature to millions of gamers,” said Microsoft Project xCloud, corporate vice president, Kareem Choudhry in the official blog post.
When cloud gaming will launch as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players will have access to more than 100 high-quality games playable from the cloud, including Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more.
“As the world around us changes and entertainment is readily available no matter the device, it’s our vision to make games accessible in a variety of scenarios. All the experiences you expect on Xbox and your gaming profile travel with you on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress. You can continue your Gears 5 campaign while traveling away from your home console, or if a sibling or roommate is using the TV you can still complete strikes with friends in Destiny 2,” Choudhry added.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership costs $14.99 (roughly Rs. 1,100) per month. It includes exclusive member discounts, deals, perks, and Xbox Live Gold. Users who want to play on their Android phone or tablet will need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play store, Samsung Galaxy Store, or the ONE Store.
The 22 markets that will enjoy android version of Project xCloud gaming service at the launch, including 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.
Microsoft also said it is partnering with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to create new accessories for cloud gaming including phone clips, travel controllers, and Xbox branded controllers that split apart to accommodate a phone. The service will also work with a regular Xbox One Bluetooth controller or the PlayStation DualShock 4 controller.
Project xCloud is only available on Android and there is no information on if and when this feature will come to iOS devices.
Earlier in March Makoreactor reported that Microsoft has partnered with Telecom giant Reliance Jio and has confirmed that they are working with Reliance Jio to bring Project xCloud gaming service to India. Although India-specific details, a release date and price yet to be revealed . It is expected that as soon as Project xCloud gaming service launch in India, it might make its way in the Indian android market .