Microsoft launches its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service in Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Japan. The software giant has been testing streaming of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games in these markets over the past few months and is now ready to greatly expand the reach of its xCloud technology.
XCloud will be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in Brazil and Mexico later today, meaning it will technically launch in Australia and Japan in the early hours of October 1st. Xbox Cloud Gaming will be available through the dedicated Android and Xbox Windows apps or via the Internet for iOS and other devices.
Microsoft now offers Xbox Cloud Gaming in 26 countries thanks to this major expansion. “Because cloud gaming is powered by custom Xbox Series X consoles, it means these games are played on an Xbox in the cloud, providing faster loading times and improved frame rates for the gaming experience,” explains Catherine Gluckstein, Microsoft’s Project Manager.
In addition to the expansion of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft also announced during its Tokyo Game Show broadcast that Scarlet Nexus arrives on Xbox Game Pass later today.