Microsoft gearing up for official launch of xCloud with over 150 games


As announced back in July, Microsoft is looking to launch its xCloud games streaming platform this month. The platform should go live officially later tonight or by tomorrow in about 22 regions, including countries in Europe, the United States, and South Korea. Microsoft will also be starting strong with over 150 games to be available at launch.

According to the list of games, there will be a total of 172 games playable at launch. You'll be able to get access to all of them if you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, the service is currently available only for Android users. Microsoft is still trying to get the service approved on the Apple App Store but is finding a hard time doing so with Apple's restrictions.

On top of the 172 launch titles, EA Games will help expand the games library for xCloud with EA Play. For that to happen, Microsoft's plan is for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to also get access to EA Play. If everything works out, xCloud is expected to have nearly double the number of games available on Google Stadia by the end of this year.

It's too bad Microsoft xCloud is unavailable in our country because it would be interesting to give this service a try. With that said, would you be interested to play on xCloud if it becomes available here? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.