Catherine Gluckstein, GM & Head of Product, Project xCloud
Here at Xbox we are dedicated to developing new technologies that offer players the freedom to discover and play their favorite games anywhere and everywhere. Project xCloud is our cloud-based game streaming technology that empowers people to play console-quality games from the cloud on an Android phone or tablet, enabling a great gaming experience on the go. Since we began the Project xCloud preview in the United States, United Kingdom and Korea in October 2019, we’ve been adding more games, inviting more players, garnering feedback from the community, and building out the experience. And at X019 in November, we promised the Project xCloud preview would expand to more places in 2020, including Canada.
Our customer is at the center of everything we do, and we heard you loud and clear, Canada has been one of the top-requested markets for expansion and we’re delighted to deliver for gamers in Canada starting next week. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Project xCloud preview will begin in Canada on January 29, and those interested in joining and helping us to shape the future of game streaming should register here starting now. While the Project xCloud preview is invite-only, our intention is to accommodate as many eligible players as possible, and we’ll continue to invite more gamers over time.
Preview participants in Canada can expect the same great library of more than 50 games currently available to those testing the technology in the US and UK. These games include first-party favorites such as “Gears 5” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” in addition to some fantastic third-party content including “Destiny 2,” “Tekken 7,” “Devil May Cry 5” and “Civilization VI.” See here for the full list of Project xCloud preview content. The Project xCloud preview is currently supported on Android phones and tablets through the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app in the Google Play Store, available in both English and French in Canada.
We’re excited to extend the preview to our community in Canada, and we look forward to sharing more about bringing Project xCloud to additional markets in due course. We also recently expanded the Xbox Console Streaming preview to Xbox Insiders in all Xbox One-supported markets, including Canada, and we’re offering players the choice of playing remotely from their Xbox One console or streaming directly from the cloud, no console required, via the Project xCloud preview.
For additional information, please visit https://www.xbox.com/gamestreaming.
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