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Microsoft’s xCloud launches September on Android, but not in Australia

Microsoft’s xCloud, formerly Project xCloud, will launch in 22 countries on 15 September, Microsoft has advised. Problems with the Apple App Store mean the service will only be available on Android phones, and moreover, Australia will not be a country supported at launch.

As previously detailed, Project xCloud will be bundled together as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for no additional fees. At launch, subscribers will be able to player more than 100 games from the cloud.

The 22 launch regions will “begin as a beta” and then “scale to millions of players around the world,” according to Microsoft. Regions are as follows:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Titles offered through xCloud will differ from those offered through Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass for PC; a partial list of the 100+ games on offer can be found here.

We’ll keep you informed on xCloud Australian availability.

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