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Xbox Cloud Gaming New Zealand availability unlocked

Welcome to the cool kids club, Kiwis!

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available in New Zealand, Microsoft has today announced.

Both New Zealand and Argentina can now take advantage of the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta, joining a host of other regions including little ol’ Australia.

That means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in both countries will be able to take advantage of Xbox’s cloud-based library on a range of devices including mobile devices, browsers, PCs, Xboxes and soon, Samsung Smart TVs.

Moreover, anyone in Argentina and New Zealand will be able to launch the free-to-play Fortnite using the Xbox Cloud Gaming system in line with a recent announcement.

“We’re building a platform that can reach billions of players—whether it’s on console, whether it’s on PC, whether it’s through Xbox cloud streaming—where players on any device they want to play on should be able to find the content they want to play,” Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said as part of a media briefing about the future of Xbox.

“Whether it’s on a web browser, whether it’s in an app or whether it’s on a device that’s dedicated to playing games,” Spencer continued. “That’s just fundamental to where Xbox is going: find as many players as we can, cultivate a community of amazing creators.”

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