Microsoft has "no plans" for xCloud exclusive games

Microsoft has "no plans" for xCloud exclusive games

Software and games giant Microsoft has said it has no intention of making any games exclusive for its xCloud streaming service.

That's according to Gamasutra, which spoke to Microsoft after it was reported that Project xCloud CVP Kareem Choudhry (pictured) had said that that Xbox was in "early talks" to make some first- and third-party developers to make content exclusive for the company's streaming service.

Since Microsoft has told the site that in fact the Big M has "no plans" to make any content cloud-exclusive.

"We’re very early in the multi-year journey for Project xCloud, which is currently in public preview," a spokesperson said.

"We are investigating a variety of new capabilities made possible by the cloud. However, we remain committed to an approach with game streaming that is complementary to console and have no plans for cloud-exclusive content at this time."

Microsoft recently expanded its xCloud streaming service from featuring just four games to over 50. The company has had to make changes to the way its anti-cheat works due to the low ping that streaming brought about.

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