For those unfamiliar, Microsoft has been testing Project xCloud on Android publicly since October 2019 and it has expanded the testing with more and more games, and more availability to testers, over time.
Any iOS users hoping this was an oversight, something that might be fixed or revealed at a later date, should note that xCloud's iOS testing platform closed down today, making an Apple release for the streaming service pretty unlikely.
"Our Project xCloud preview TestFlight period has ended on iOS and we are focused on delivering cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Android customers beginning September 15", Microsoft told The Verge. We'll have more to share about the full catalog of games as we approach launch.
Well there you have it: Xbox Live Gold is here to stay.
Google Play Music to shut shop by October
The ad-free YouTube Music Premium service is $9.99 per month in the USA , and provides for offline and background playback. "And, of course, we will be sure to notify all users ahead of subscriptions being canceled", Google said in a blog.
Samsung isn't the only company that has pushed mobile gaming.
Cloud gaming also unlocks new couch co-op experiences with traditional online games. These include different types of phone clips that adapt to a wide range of devices, travel controllers that fit in any bag, and exclusive Xbox-branded controllers that split apart and attach to the side of your phone.
Once the service is available, One would be able to use existing Xbox One controllers, and PlayStation's DualShock 4 is also supported. We can't wait to dive into the new xCloud when it finally arrives, though.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 ships with specific Xbox Game Pass offerings, with an Ultimate-tier subscription included with device preorders. Throw in a grand total of $15 into the pot, and you'll get an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Game Pass on both PC and Xbox One, and a ruined liver if you've been downing a shot of tequila every time I've mentioned "Xbox" in this post.
SK Telecom said it has collaborated with Microsoft on the project since September past year and tested the service in the country since last October.