Microsoft details Project xCloud beta updates including new games, regions
The public preview of its cloud gaming service still lacks pricing and a release date, but the expansions are a good sign.
Lori GruninSenior Editor / Advice
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If you haven't yet signed up for the preview, it's not too late: Microsoft's still taking names, even though not all the people who've registered have received invitations (like me!). The preview will become available in 2020 to Western Europe, Canada, India, Japan and more.
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At the moment, the preview only supports Android, but in 2020 Microsoft plans to bring game streaming to Windows 10 systems and other (unnamed) devices. (I wouldn't be surprised if Chromebooks were one of those platforms.) In 2020, the company will also add the ability to stream Xbox games you own or buy from the cloud and game streaming from the cloud to Xbox Game Pass. That implies some tiered subscriptions, though Microsoft remained mum on any pricing or official launch dates.