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Project xCloud: Microsoft wants its own Google Stadia

We have another streaming video game service, Microsoft presents Project xCloud.

Actually open the previous record, although with certain limitations.

Project xCloud currently only available for 3 countries

Microsoft has confirmed that the xCloud technical preview will be available in October.

Which for the moment it only allows us to test it if we are in the US, UK or South Korea.

In addition, it is important that you know this, at the moment you can only play four titles.

These are: Halo 5, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of ​​Thieves.

Other titles will arrive later, when the service is available in a technical preview version, which as we mentioned it would be for next month.

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Some pretty basic requirements

Microsoft has detailed the system requirements to run Project xCloud and these are:

  • Device with Android 6.0 or higher.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
  • Xbox Wireless Control controller.
  • 5.0 Ghz dual band WiFi connection, a minimum of 10 MBps speed is required.
  • We must also download the Xbox Game Streaming App which will be available shortly on the Play Store.

Obviously we must also register on the Project xCloud website and wait for the mail inviting us to test the platform.

Although the requirements are not high, you should bear in mind that xCloud uses your Internet and thus perhaps the most important thing is the connectivity of your phone and not so much the hardware.

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Project xCloud will be free during the testing phase

Project xCloud: Microsoft wants its own Google Stadia

This service will have a free trial for the duration of the preview, then the costs will be published.

What Microsoft has made very clear is that the service will be free until it is optimal, that is, until the players are 100% satisfied with it.

A very interesting platform without a doubt

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The dream of many is yet to be fulfilled, Microsoft knows that they are offering something that many players expected.

What would be good to know is if it will be available worldwide or if they will do as with Cortana and other services, that is, gradually release them all over the planet.

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Although the platform seems interesting, the truth is that it is not yet completely ready and will have to deal with different types of connection in certain countries that could make the gaming experience difficult to solve.

For this, Microsoft will evaluate the performance with the networks of these countries.

As we mentioned previously, we do not know prices or availability on Project xCloud, but if we do, we will let you know, of course.

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Source | Official Web