Project xCloud Launches In 2020, PC And PS4 Controller Support Confirmed
Microsoft’s game-streaming aspirations were given a preview back in September, giving players a small slice of what Project xCloud might be like at launch. Since then it appears that the service has a number of exciting features planned for its eventual release, which has been placed sometime next year as revealed during the recent Xbox-themed X019 event.
As compiled by Xbox Wire, Project xCloud is aiming for an official launch in 2020 for Android alongside an additional version for Windows PC. Beforehand, a PC-focused Preview beta is set to be introduced early next year, as xCloud expects to tout more than 50 games and availability continues to expand to more regions such as Canada, India, Japan, and Western Europe.
With Project xCloud confirmed for PC, the incoming year will also add support for more Bluetooth-compatible gamepads aside from the standard Xbox One controller. This includes many from the likes of hardware-maker Razer as well as Sony’s DualShock 4–the main peripheral for Xbox One competitor, the PlayStation 4. While xCloud isn’t (yet) coming to PS4, this particular inclusion could prove to be the next best thing.
While one may expect control methods like mouse and keyboard to receieve a heavy push for xCloud PC, it appears this may not be the case when launch comes a-knocking. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft’s head of Cloud Gaming Kareem Choudhry ultimately downplayed mouse-and-keyboard support for Xbox One, instead seemingly hinting that PC titles themselves could be coming to Project xCloud down the line. “What you’re saying is absolutely true for Xbox game content right now,” Choudhry said. “but there will be more types of content.”
What do you think? Are you excited about xCloud coming to PC, or does DualShock 4 support have you hype for the moment? Do you think PC games could be added in the future, such as with Xbox Game Pass for PC? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more X019 headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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