Project xCloud Preview Program Is Coming To Australia On November 18

Project xCloud Preview Program Is Coming To Australia On November 18

Project xCloud, Microsoft’s much-vaunted cloud game streaming service is heading to Australia on November 18 the company announced today via a blog post.

Joining Australia in the service’s preview program is Japan, Brazil and Mexico. Players who have access to supported Android phones and tablets will be able to test a number of games via the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app. The program is currently invite-only and interested participants can register their interest here.

Below you will find the final list of games that will be available to Australian preview participants:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Batman™: Arkham Knight (AU, BR, MX)
  • Black Desert (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • CODE VEIN (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Cricket 19 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • DayZ (AU)
  • Dead by Daylight: Special Edition (AU, BR, MX)
  • Destiny 2 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • eFootball PES 2020 (AU, BR, MX)
  • F1® 2019 (AU, BR, MX)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Gears 5 (AU, BR, MX)
  • Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (AU, BR, MX)
  • HITMAN™ (AU, BR, MX)
  • Just Cause 4 (AU, BR, MX)
  • Minecraft Dungeons – Windows 10 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Sea of Thieves (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (AU, BR, MX)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Skyforge (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Smite (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Stellaris: Console Edition (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Tekken 7 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • WWE 2K20 (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Yakuza 0 (AU, BR, MX, JP)

Catherine Gluckstein, GM and Head of Product, Project xCloud, said of the announcement:

In each of these four markets we’ll begin with this Preview to test, iterate, and gather your feedback. And next year, we’ll move to the next step and bring cloud gaming to these markets as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate; this is an important step in our journey as we look to reach more gamers around the world.  

2020 has brought challenges to all of us, but we hope that cloud gaming simply opens up new ways for you to play when and how you choose. Enjoy Master Chief anywhere and everywhere when you play on your phone, get some laps in on Forza while someone else occupies the TV, or to try out a new-to-you Xbox game. Cloud gaming makes it possible to play those top titles on your Android phone or tablet.

Are you excited for the future of cloud gaming? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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