Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service is now available in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. Over the last few months, Microsoft has been testing streaming Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games in these markets, and it is now ready to significantly increase the reach of its xCloud technology.
XCloud will be accessible to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users in Brazil and Mexico later today. This means it will officially launch in Australia and Japan on October 1st in the early hours of the morning. It will be accessible via Android and Xbox Windows apps, as well as the web for iOS and other devices.
As a result of this significant expansion, Microsoft now offers Cloud Gaming in 26 countries. “Because cloud gaming is powered by special Xbox Series X consoles, these games are being played on an Xbox in the cloud, resulting in shorter load times and higher frame rates,” says Catherine Gluckstein, Microsoft’s head of Project xCloud.
Alongside the expansion of Cloud Gaming, Microsoft also announced during its Tokyo Game Show broadcast that Scarlet Nexus will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass later today.