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Microsoft set the date for the launch of Project xCloud and gave details of its arrival in Argentina

The cloud gaming service Project xCloud, the ambitious bet of Microsoft to take the experience of playing in the cell phones and tablets, lost power as the coronavirus pandemicI force confinement. However, its rebirth has a confirmed date for September 15 and will arrive as part of the subscription service Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.


Microsoft confirmed this Tuesday some specific details about the launch next September. On that date, players will be able to enjoy more than 100 recognized titles from the Xbox console.

The 8BitDo, Kishi (Razer) and PowerA commands to enjoy Project xCloud.

The 8BitDo, Kishi (Razer) and PowerA commands to enjoy Project xCloud.

The list includes titles from the popular Halo, Gears of War, Destiny, State of Decay, Forza Horizon and Minecraft sagas, among many others.

Likewise, the technology giant also began to list some optimized drivers that will be used, such as the case of the Razer Kishi that will be available in Argentina, an accessory that is attached to the PowerA joystick and an 8BitDo controller.

How is Project xCloud

Until now, Microsoft has kept the Xbox brand attached to its subscription video game service Xbox Game Pass, with which you have access to 100 titles per month; Although there is a small and important difference from Project xCloud: you don’t have to have a console to play, only one phone will be necessary.

As the North American company explains in its official blog, Project xCloud will allow you to play games like Forza Horizon 4 on your cell phone.

As the North American company explains in its official blog, Project xCloud will allow you to play games like Forza Horizon 4 on your cell phone.

In September 2019, Microsoft began calling people to test the service first hand. Project xCloud works in two ways: you can stream games stored on your home Xbox console, or you can use Microsoft’s own servers as the server for this virtual games library.

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So far, Microsoft confirmed that more than 100 titles available will also be playable on Xbox Game Pass on your phone or tablet. This figure is nothing more than the amount the company admitted with its original trial version.

The availability of xCloud in Argentina

Clarion He spoke to Microsoft sources in the country about the possibility that fans of the Xbox console can start using this new cloud service from September 15.

“It will be a multi-year journey to deliver cloud games at scale. We are taking a phased approach to roll out this new capability worldwide and thus ensure that we can deliver the best possible experience for gamers at launch.” they assured.

Phil Spencer, CEO of Xbox. (Photo: EFE / EPA / MIKE NELSON)

Phil Spencer, CEO of Xbox. (Photo: EFE / EPA / MIKE NELSON)

They added: “We started with 22 markets on September 15, but we plan to enable cloud gaming for more countries in the future. As for specific details on future regional availability, we have nothing to share at this time.”

So far, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate platform will be available on Android devices in 22 markets by the stipulated release date, most with access to the ultra-fast 5G mobile data network. Among them: Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The price

Although the proposal regarding cloud games will be an extra for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, the service will have no additional cost, as recognized by Microsoft.

“Although we do not have details to share about future availability today, we can confirm that we plan to extend this additional benefit of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership to even more countries in the future,” they acknowledged from Microsoft.

 

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