Microsoft's Project xCloud, a new way to play console games on your phone

Microsoft's Project xCloud, a new way to play console games on your phone
The Siliconreview
26 September, 2019

Microsoft has come up with new xCloud technology which allows its users to play video games on their PC as well as on phone. The games that cost hundreds of dollars can now be installed on mobile phones using Microsoft xCloud services. And this service is currently available in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

In a recent interview, the firm said that cloud gaming will be available in other countries by the end of October, and Microsoft will send out official invites to the preview “in the coming weeks.” Microsoft is also offering a public preview for a small number of people to find out their opinion. But the company has not confirmed the total number of access provided, "If you don't receive an invite right away...we'll continue to open up more spots over time," stated Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of Project xCloud services.

The preorders for Stadia cost around $129.99. Games like Halo 5: Guardian, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves will be available on the xCloud services. Microsoft also said that it will add more games over time. Streaming the games will be free during the test; official pricing has yet to be announced. People with Android phones or tablets with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection with a Microsoft account can access the project xCloud.