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Microsoft now has its own cloud gaming platform. Named Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass-formerly Project xCloud-it offers over 100 Xbox Series, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox games to play on PC, Mac, Chromebook, Android, and iOS devices on Internet.

xCloud, Xbox Cloud Gaming

Like GeForce Now or Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass (formerly xCloud) gives Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers the ability to play multiple games through Microsoft’s cloud. The principle is simple: to run a hundred titles on a medium other than a console.

Here’s everything you need to know about Microsoft’s game streaming service, including compatible devices and all available games.

What is Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass?

Formerly named Project xCloudnow called Microsoft’s cloud gaming service Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is Microsoft’s new video game streaming platform, designed as a complementary service to its Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S game consoles. The service is available in 22 countries, currently only within the subscription framework Xbox Game Ultimate Pass.

Basically it is One streaming service in the same way as Netflix or Disney+, but for video games, because all games are hosted on Xbox Series X hardware, located on remote Microsoft servers. The live video of the game is sent to one of your compatible devices (such as an Android smartphone or Mac) over the internet. In return, the actions you take on the controller are sent in a different way, signaling that you are playing a game on your device itself.

Project xCloud, Microsoft
Project xCloud, photo by Microsoft

This isn’t a new idea: PlayStation Now has been available on PS4 consoles for a few years, Nvidia has been offering GeForce Now on PC and mobile devices since 2014 and Microsoft’s main rival is Google Stadia , launched in 2019 already. However, the Microsoft service is not a separate offer: it is an add-on with no additional subscription costs to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Thus, Xbox Cloud Gaming is not designed to replace game consoles. Instead, the service runs alongside Microsoft machines. It offers almost the same playable titles and even lets you retrieve and resume your saved games, regardless of the device you’re using: mobile, console and even PC.

Xbox Cloud Gaming: What platforms can I play on?

Very early subscribers can benefit from early access to xCloud exclusively on Android, since last August. Later, the Redmond company confirmed that xCloud will be available on iOS and PC from the spring of 2021. A release window is mostly respected as the service is finally released this summer on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad. We bring the Xbox experience directly to the devices you use the most “, Microsoft underlined in a press release.

Right now, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available with Xbox Game Pass in 22 countries, as a dedicated app and still for Android devices. It is also available through a web browser on iOS, PC, Mac, and Chromebook. Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft’s Edge browsers are all supported.

Xbox Cloud Gaming: how to play?

The priority is to have a Wi-Fi connection 5 Ghz (if possible with optical fiber) or a mobile data connection of 10 Mbits/s on reception at least.

For Android, you need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Store. You can play cloud games through the app and even download games to your Xbox console or Windows PC.

On the other hand, the games are only available in English so far and we have seen many crashes in our tests. This is normal: the service is still in beta. So we should expect recurring problems and feel free to share our experience with Microsoft to improve the service. Besides this, graphics settings are not yet available in all games.

Xbox Cloud Gaming
Xbox Cloud Gaming

If you want to play on the iPhone or iPad, you need to go to xbox.com/play in your device’s Safari web browser. You can then create an app on your home screen that will take you directly to the service.

Here are the iOS and iPadOS devices supported by Xbox Cloud Gaming:

  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 2nd Generation
  • iPad Mini 5th generation
  • iPad 8th generation
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

Some games on Xbox Cloud Gaming now offer touch controls (currently in their fifties). However, most of the time you will need it as well a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One wireless controller play without problems. Xbox also recommends getting a phone holder for the controller (unless you’re playing on a tablet).

Xbox Cloud Gaming: How Much Does It Cost?

As the name suggests, Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass is free for anyone with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. The first month is currently at 1 €, the following are at € 12.99 on automatic renewal. In addition to Xbox Cloud Gaming, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership includes:

  • More than 100 games for consoles, smartphones and PCs and new games being added all the time
  • Xbox Game Studios titles will be available on release day
  • Exclusive discounts and offers for members
  • Free perks, including in-game content and partnership offers
  • Xbox Live Gold with Gold Deals, Gold Games and Console Multiplayer
  • A library of the best Electronic Arts titles on console and PC, exclusive rewards and content just for members

List of games on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Here is the current list of all games available on Xbox Cloud Gaming (as of July 2, 2021). If you are looking for a specific game, feel free to search the page.

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Astroneer
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Battletoads
  • Beholder Complete Edition
  • Black Desert
  • Blair Witch
  • Bleeding Side
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Call of the Sea
  • Carrion
  • map
  • Celestial
  • Sons of Morta
  • City Skylines
  • ClusterTruck
  • Code Vein
  • Conan Exiles
  • control
  • Crackdown 3
  • Kuliglig 19
  • CrossCode
  • Cyber ​​Shadow
  • Dark Alliance
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • DayZ
  • Dead in the Light of Day
  • Dead Cells
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Get off
  • Desperado III
  • Tadhana 2
  • Destroy All People!
  • dirt 5
  • Not honored 2
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Adventures at Disneyland
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
  • Donut County
  • Doom (2016)
  • Doom (1993)
  • Disaster 3
  • Disaster 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom II (Classic)
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Heroes of the Double Kick
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • drake was hollow
  • eastshade
  • eFootball PES 2021 Season Update
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Empire of Sin
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • F1 2019
  • Fabe’s birthday
  • Pabula II
  • Pabula III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 4
  • For honor
  • to drill
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Gears 5
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears Tactics
  • Genesis Black
  • Goat simulator
  • Bow down
  • Golf with your friends
  • or 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Greed
  • Underlying
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hello: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Haven
  • Hellblade: The Sacrifice of Senua
  • Hello Neighbors
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Outlaw of Hypnospace
  • Ikenfell
  • Injustice 2
  • Jetpac refueled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Just reason 4: Reloaded
  • Kameo
  • Katana Zero
  • Killer Instinct DE
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Lonely Mountains: Down
  • Madden NFL 20
  • Maneater
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Middle World: Shadow War
  • Minecraft: Dungeons
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • MLB The Show 21
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Monster Sanctuary
  • monster train
  • Moonlighter
  • Morkredd
  • MotoGP 20
  • Mount and Blade: Warband
  • My Time In Portia
  • Narita Boy
  • NBA 2K21
  • neon abyss
  • Neoverse
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • NieR: Automata
  • Night in the woods
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Nowhere Prophet
  • forgetfulness
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Will of Wisps
  • Outer Wilds
  • Long 2
  • Outriders
  • Overcooked! 2
  • peggle 2
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phogs!
  • Pikuniku
  • Columns of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • victim
  • Project Winter
  • Psychonauts
  • Angry
  • Anger 2
  • Rain on Your Parade
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Red Dead Online
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
  • River City Girls
  • Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
  • ScourgeBringer
  • Sea of ​​Thieves
  • Second Extinction
  • Secret Neighbor
  • Warrior of the shadow 2
  • Kill the Spire
  • Slime Rancher
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • SnowRunner
  • Spiritfarer
  • Star Renegades
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
  • steep
  • Stellaris
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game
  • Streets of Anger 4
  • Snape streets
  • Subnautica
  • Very Hot: Mind Control Delete
  • Land of the Supra
  • Tell Me Why Episode 1 – 3
  • terraria
  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Directors Cut
  • The Bard’s Tale Remastered and Resnarkled
  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
  • The Catch: Carp and Coarse Fishing
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Falconeer
  • The Gardens in Between
  • The Little Acre
  • The Long Dark
  • The Messenger
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Sims 4
  • The Ascension 2
  • The tourist
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Episode 1 – 5)
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
  • The Wild of the Heart
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  • Rainbow Six Siege by Tom Clancy – Deluxe Edition
  • Torchlite III
  • Fully Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Fully Reliable Delivery Service
  • Touhou Luna Nights
  • trail makers
  • Train Sim World 2020
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Undermine
  • Undertale
  • Unravel Two
  • Rugged Heroes
  • Until the End
  • Viva Pinata
  • Viva Pinata: Problems in Paradise
  • Warhammer Vermintide 2
  • Wasteland Remas

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