One of the technologies that is most emerging in 2020 is undoubtedly streaming, and not only of multimedia content, but also of video games. Google has made this clear with Stadia and Microsoft wants to be one of the most important players, for which it has launched xCloud, its streaming game service.
This service will allow you to play Xbox titles on our mobiles without requiring direct access to a console.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will give free access to xCloud
The novelty is that Microsoft has announced that its monthly service Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include xCloud from September for free so that users can use the games available on their phones and tablets.
This service is priced at 12.99 euros per month and includes these advantages:
- Unlimited access to more than 200 games for Xbox One and PC.
- Access to Xbox Game Studios video games at launch.
- Discounts and exclusive offers on video games and their accessories.
- Access to multiplayer modes for Xbox One games.
- Exclusive Deals Deals with Gold in video games and their accessories.
- Games with Gold, that is, access to new games every month.
We tested XCloud: turn any Android into an Xbox with the power of the cloud
Project XCloud allows us to play Xbox games from the mobile thanks to the cloud. We have tried it and these are our impressions.
Obviously, if we do not want all those advantages, we can contract xCloud individually, but we still do not know the price it will have.
What do we need to use this service
In order to use this service we need a Microsoft account and an Xbox gamertag. If you do not have them, they can be created at this link. You will also need a phone or tablet with Android 6.0 or higher and with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher support.
The data connection must be at least 10 Mbps downstream. To control the game we need an Xbox One wireless controller with Bluetooth and on the mobile the Xbox Game Streaming application, available on the Play Store.
At the moment the preliminary version is available from this link. and the final version will be released in September.