Microsoft Project xCloud. Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Launches with More Than 150 Games.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. Internal testing for Windows 10 PCs has started.
by Errkal » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:45 pm

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Errkal wrote: “If” there is an Android app you may be able to install that and play whatever games are available to android devices.


Oh, right so I couldn't for instance play AoE 4 on it then?
Is it not a streaming service then? I'm all sorts of lost here :shifty: .

Top tip here kids. Don't get old :fp: .


It’s a streaming service, but only if the game is on the service. To be able to play anything you would need something like shadow.tech which is a full fat pc you can install any game you own on and then access that from whatever device you want,

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. Internal testing for Windows 10 PCs has started.
by Monkey Man » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:51 pm

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Could see me playing some PC Game Pass games on my iphone.


I have gamepass ultimate but have never considered the PC stuff as all I have is a Chromebook?

Most likely a stupid question but can I play PC games via gamepass with my Chromebook?


“If” there is an Android app you may be able to install that and play whatever games are available to android devices.

Insiders are testing about 100 games on Android at the moment and have been since last year -


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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 pm

The only games I want are the Total War games and Age Of Empire 4 so if I can get to play those then happy days but if not then oh well.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Garth » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:11 pm


Pretty cool.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 pm

Finally, today we’re announcing that this September, in supported countries, we’re bringing Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud together at no additional cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on your phone or tablet. And because Xbox Live connects across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world. So when Halo Infinite launches, you and your friends can play together and immerse yourselves in the Halo universe as Master Chief—anywhere you go and across devices.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/07/16/ ... of-gaming/

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be the only way to access xCloud streaming at launch, but it won’t always be limited to Microsoft’s top subscription tier.

“Over time we will continue to expand how we introduce streaming as part of the platform, and playing games that you own that aren’t part of the subscription,” says Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer in an interview with The Verge. “For launch we’re putting it in Ultimate for no additional cost. We think it’s a good audience for us to start with, and it’s an audience that plays a lot of games.”

While everyone accessing xCloud game streaming in September will do so through a phone or tablet, Microsoft isn’t detailing which devices will be supported just yet.

“We want to bring xCloud, eventually, to every screen that someone can stream games to. Right now we’re just saying mobile,” says Spencer. “There are discussions going on and we’re working through things. We’ll talk more specifically about which mobile devices through August and the September launch.”

Project xCloud won’t even be the final name for Microsoft’s game streaming service. “This isn’t the official name, but you should think about it as Game Pass streaming or Xbox streaming, something like that,” explains Spencer. “We actually don’t have the final name just yet, but it won’t be Project xCloud.”

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:57 pm

Stupid question time again.
Does this mean they may do an app on the Xbox so you can play the PC gamepass games?
Feel free to call me an idiot if that makes zero sense.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by Photek » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:08 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Stupid question time again.
Does this mean they may do an app on the Xbox so you can play the PC gamepass games?
Feel free to call me an idiot if that makes zero sense.

I doubt it, especially as some will need KB + Mouse.

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by Eighthours » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:30 pm

As well as the mobile devices etc, does this mean that there will be the option to play a streamed Series X-spec version of Halo Infinite on an OG Xbone? For me, this is the big question.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Garth » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:30 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
Finally, today we’re announcing that this September, in supported countries, we’re bringing Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud together at no additional cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on your phone or tablet. And because Xbox Live connects across devices, you can play along with the nearly 100 million Xbox Live players around the world. So when Halo Infinite launches, you and your friends can play together and immerse yourselves in the Halo universe as Master Chief—anywhere you go and across devices.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/07/16/ ... of-gaming/

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be the only way to access xCloud streaming at launch, but it won’t always be limited to Microsoft’s top subscription tier.

“Over time we will continue to expand how we introduce streaming as part of the platform, and playing games that you own that aren’t part of the subscription,” says Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer in an interview with The Verge. “For launch we’re putting it in Ultimate for no additional cost. We think it’s a good audience for us to start with, and it’s an audience that plays a lot of games.”

While everyone accessing xCloud game streaming in September will do so through a phone or tablet, Microsoft isn’t detailing which devices will be supported just yet.

“We want to bring xCloud, eventually, to every screen that someone can stream games to. Right now we’re just saying mobile,” says Spencer. “There are discussions going on and we’re working through things. We’ll talk more specifically about which mobile devices through August and the September launch.”

Project xCloud won’t even be the final name for Microsoft’s game streaming service. “This isn’t the official name, but you should think about it as Game Pass streaming or Xbox streaming, something like that,” explains Spencer. “We actually don’t have the final name just yet, but it won’t be Project xCloud.”

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/2132 ... imate-free


Already got 3 years of Ultimate, excellent! :D

Will be really handy for trying out stuff on Game Pass before downloading, or continuing playing something when not at the Xbox.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by Photek » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:37 pm

Eighthours wrote:As well as the mobile devices etc, does this mean that there will be the option to play a streamed Series X-spec version of Halo Infinite on an OG Xbone? For me, this is the big question.

The not changing the blades in Azure over to Series X until next year (they currently Xbox S blades)so after that I'm sure that'll be an option.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:48 pm

Wait, so I'd be able to stream fully XSX exclusives using the PC Game Pass App and download those that are PC/Xbox exclusive through regular Game Pass?

Bit of a game changer that, although it makes the XSX console itself less alluring than chucking that money onto a new GPU or possibly PS5.

Project xCloud won’t even be the final name for Microsoft’s game streaming service. “This isn’t the official name, but you should think about it as Game Pass streaming or Xbox streaming, something like that,” explains Spencer.”

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Photek » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:53 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Wait, so I'd be able to stream fully XSX exclusives using the PC Game Pass App and download those that are PC/Xbox exclusive?

Bit of a game changer that, although it makes the XSX console itself less alluring than chucking that money onto a new GPU or possibly PS5.

I'm not sure how it's a game changer, if you have Gamepass on PC you'll be able to download all the games you want to stream too. I don't see the difference in what you have now. XSX is less alluring to folk with a powerful PC yes, but that's always been the case...

All Xbox first party exclusives coming to XSX are coming to PC also...

MS don't care what device you play their games on once its their games and preferably using Gamepass.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:04 pm

Photek wrote:All Xbox first party exclusives coming to XSX are coming to PC also...

It's this bit I didn't know, I thought there'd be something you could only play if you had an XSX console.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. 50+ games for free. "debut click-to-play scenarios within Facebook Gaming & Instagram"
by Photek » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:07 pm

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Photek wrote:All Xbox first party exclusives coming to XSX are coming to PC also...

It's this bit I didn't know, I thought there'd be something you could only play if you had an XSX console.

Yup Halo Infinite is launching on PC too! :)

As will Fable, Forza 8 and the rest going forward...

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by Photek » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:33 pm

Where does this leave Stadia now?

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by more heat than light » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:00 pm

Photek wrote:Where does this leave Stadia now?


The same place it was before, really. Anyone who had even the slightest interest in XCloud could have tried it out months ago. A catchier name and some advertising will probably draw a bigger crowd, but it's already a better service than anything Google offers.

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by JT986M2 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:35 pm

Photek wrote:Where does this leave Stadia now?


If I'm being really harsh - it probably leaves it as yet another failed Alphabet/Google project that was a result of them trying to branch out. Stick to search engines and harvesting people's data, guys.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by rinks » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:41 pm

more heat than light wrote:Anyone who had even the slightest interest in XCloud could have tried it out months ago.

Unless they didn’t have an Android phone or tablet.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by Carlos » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Photek wrote:Where does this leave Stadia now?


The same place it was before, really. Anyone who had even the slightest interest in XCloud could have tried it out months ago. A catchier name and some advertising will probably draw a bigger crowd, but it's already a better service than anything Google offers.


Either Google will give up or they will pull out their chequebook and start buying up exclusives. They may even do a Sony and fund some long-lost sequels we all wanted. Imagine if Google announced they had paid Sega for a Skies of Arcadia 2 for example.

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PostRe: Microsoft Project xCloud. Launching in September on mobile, free with Game Pass Ultimate.
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Bloodwych 3 would be nice. A new Powermonger game would most likely become Game of the Milenium but that's being held back because other publishers fear that gamers may never buy another game again if they play it.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.

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