Xbox Cloud Gaming Expands to New Countries

Posted on September 30, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Project xCloud, Xbox with 7 Comments

Microsoft announced today that it is expanding the availability of Xbox Cloud Gaming to Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico.

“We are creating a future that combines the gaming heritage of Xbox and the power of Azure, a future where we bring high fidelity, immersive games to more than 3 billion players around the world,” Microsoft vice president Catherine Gluckstein writes in the announcement post. “We’re now taking another step forward to reach that vision: Xbox Cloud Gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is launching in Brazil and Mexico later today, and Australia and Japan on October 1 [which is tomorrow].”

Microsoft made the announcement at the Tokyo Game Show, which is a virtual event this year thanks to the needlessly prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Xbox Cloud Gaming is technically still in beta, but the service is now available in 26 countries across five continents.

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7 responses to “Xbox Cloud Gaming Expands to New Countries”

  1. sofan

    It is unplayable

    • taswinfan

      When you have 20mbs download internet speeds yeah I agree. On 1gig speed download it is incredible. I think as long as you get above 70mbs it is playable at 1080p from what I have seen.

      • christianwilson

        You are both right.

        It has more to do with latency than bandwidth speed. It also depends on where you are located. Stadia and Luna work great for me, Xbox Cloud Gaming has been steadily improving but is barely playable. There are plenty of people who echo my experience, but also plenty who have a great experience with Xbox Cloud Gaming while Stadia performs poorly.

        This is what makes cloud gaming so different from console gaming. One of the great benefits of a console is that two people can buy the same game on the same console and will have the same experience. Those same two people could play the same game on the same cloud service and have vastly different experiences. Depending on where they live, their network hardware, their ISP, even which controller they use, can impact the experience.

  2. iphonex

    Loving it.

  3. psychoker

    Can any one tell me, why Xbox in a whole isnt available in Luxembourg. We are not on the list of countries for consoles, game pass, or any other service of Xbox. But every other countrie arround Luxembourg has access to console and game pass. France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy. I dont get it ?‍♂️

    Thank you

  4. ron f

    It works surprisingly well in Rio. I'm not sure it would work as well in smaller Brazilian cities.