November 29, 2020


Microsoft’s Possibility to Work on xCloud Streaming Sticks

Xbox’s Chef has given a hint that the firm could be working on Television streaming sticks for its xCloud gaming services. He has also teased the latest creation during an interview. Project xCloud is Microsoft’s own game streaming service that lets its gamers to stream their most preferred titles directly on their mobile screens. Till today, the service was only accessible on Android smartphones and tablets. If the company releases an xCloud dongle, it will then permit gamers to begin streaming on bigger Television screens.

In his interview, he has said that there is going to be a lower-priced set for hardware. Also, when the users think about streaming sticks and other things that somebody might want to just go plug into their Television and can play through xCloud.

He also shared the possible launch of Xbox Game Pass Platinum that delivers subscribers access to the latest Xbox consoles, however, what makes it, unlike Xbox All Access is the fact that the latter has already started to offer Xbox subscriptions and hardware in a bundle.

 

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He appears to plan expansions on such bundles in the coming weeks. A part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which is the company’s video game subscription service and xCloud permits users to play over fifty Xbox games on their Android devices streamed directly from the cloud. It was presented for Android platforms on 15th September. Upon launch, it was made accessible in beta for twenty-two markets. It should be pointed out that India was not a part of the primary markets to get the service. Still, more regions are desired to be added in the coming days.
Back in August, it was seen that xCloud testing for the iOS platform went to a standstill by the company. So, the service does not appear to be arriving at iPhones or iPads in the coming days.

The next-gen Xbox Series S console is by now up for pre-orders in the country and it costs INR 34,990. While the S Series, and the flagship Xbox Series X, are going to be launched on 10th November.