Australian xCloud Preview Program still accepting registrations

The Australian xCloud Preview Program is still accepting registrations, with Microsoft’s Catherine Gluckstein telling Stevivor, “we’d love more people to come and join us”.

“[It’s] so cool to open up Project xCloud preview in Australia and great to be learning with the gaming community,” Gluckstein said, providing an update on program progress. “In fact, we’d love more people to come and join us in preview. Sign up is free and we’ll be sending out more invitations in the coming days.”

Available to those with an Xbox gamertag and an Android device, the free preview provides access to a number of cloud-served games, as follows:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Black Desert
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
  • Code Vein
  • Cricket 19
  • DayZ
  • Dead by Daylight: Special Edition
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • eFootball PES 2020
  • F1 2019
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hitman
  • Just Cause 4
  • Minecraft Dungeons – Windows 10
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • PUBG
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Skyforge
  • Smite
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • WWE 2K20
  • Yakuza 0

While a handful of the titles above will support touch-based controls on your Android device, most are best played with a paired Bluetooth controller.

It’s also important to remember that this Preview Program is different from Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Streaming in regions like the USA, the UK and Canada. That service offers up streaming of more than 170+ games at present. Essentially, this Australian preview is one of the steps to required to move to that full program.

Ahead of the preview, Gluckstein told Stevivor that “that everybody who wanted to come in and play, has got in to play. They don’t necessarily all get in on day one, but they will most likely get in and play.”

Have you registered for the xCloud Preview Program yet? If not, you can do so right here.

Stay tuned for Stevivor’s impressions of the service, including stability and data usage, soon.

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