It’s official: Microsoft will launch the Project xCloud game streaming service in Australia early next year, as tweeted by Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer.
After months of uncertainty as to whether Australia’s online infrastructure would be suitable for streaming Xbox games from Microsoft’s cloud servers, Spencer has now revealed the answer is “yes” and that the Aussie launch of the service is “beginning. Should be 2021 “.
Spencer also confirmed that Microsoft is “now conducting internal tests with our local Australian teams,” further stating that “those improved intertubes are a huge help …”
Yes, that’s possible. It should be early 2021, we are now running internal tests with our local Australian teams. Those upgraded intermediate tubes help a lot …September 18, 2020
Leveraging Microsoft’s existing data centers around the world, Project xCloud allows users to stream games directly to their mobile devices, making it possible to play over 100 Xbox titles on a phone or tablet without even owning an Xbox console – something to consider as the Xbox Series S and Series X consoles sell out quickly …
The service has already launched in North America, Europe and South Korea since last week and is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions. Don’t have an Xbox Game Pass? Here are the login information: