Microsoft Adds 4 More Games to Project xCloud

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Project xCloud with 2 Comments

Microsoft announced today that four more game titles are available for customers using the Project xCloud public preview.

“Three of the added titles, Children of Morta, Dead by Daylight, and Fishing Sim, were initially announced at X019 and are now available to play, while the final title, Wreckfest, is brand new to Project xCloud,” a Microsoft representative told me. “We’ll add even more games—titles announced at X019 as well as unannounced additions—to the Project xCloud preview over the next few weeks to give gamers more choice in which games they stream.”

You can check out the 50+ games that are currently available on the Project xCloud preview website.

And if you’re interested in joining the preview, head on over and register. Microsoft tells me that it will continue adding more players to the preview over time.

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2 responses to “Microsoft Adds 4 More Games to Project xCloud”

  1. Vladimir Carli

    What about the big AAA titles that everyone wants? Are we going to be able to play COD, battlefield, fifa, cyberpunk etc. on xCloud? Are we going to get the console or the pc versions of these? This is the big question to which I did not find an answer yet.

  2. orbsitron

    Responding to Vladimir on the Premium Comments section, here are the ones I see on the list of the (currently 66!!) supported games:

    • Madden NFL 20
    • Gears 5
    • Forza Horizon 4 (not new, but certainly AAA)
    • Halo 5 (not new, but certainly AAA)
    • Darksiders III (not new, but certainly AAA)
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (not new, but certainly AAA - was "Game of the Year" nomination by several gaming sites)
    • Devil May Cry 5 (not new, but certainly AAA)
    • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (not new, but certainly, AAA)

    Considering this is still just a preview, that's a pretty impressive set of high-end, AAA games.

    Also, the so called "AA" games on the list are also pretty spectacular. Ori and the Blind Forest is amazing, Sea of Thieves is a ton of fun (and Rare has released a TON of new content to address the early complaints of "fun but not enough variety of things to do" when first released).

    I think of this, being a free preview, as a test of how well the service can stream and play these types of games, including the big-budget, AAA games.

    XBOX has announced that the games you own will be streamable via xCloud so if you own new, AAA games when xCloud exits preview, I would imagine that means you'll be able to stream them.

    XBOX has also announced xCloud will be part of Game Pass, so I imagine all the AAA games that are coming to Game Pass will be streamable via xCloud. This includes every 1st party title Microsoft is publishing - and after two years of acquisitions and spinning up a new studio from the ground up, it has a huge list of 1st party studios working on new games now...

    I hope that, and all signs point to, when xCloud exits preview, it's both a way to take the XBOX content you play at full fidelity on console/gaming PC on the go at no or little extra charge, and also an affordable way for non-console owners to enjoy the same great games XBOX console owners do, perhaps not at the highest fidelity, but on any device, basically instantly!