Microsoft is bringing Project xCloud streaming service to Western Europe

Microsoft is bringing Project xCloud streaming service to Western Europe

Microsoft is set to bring the Project xCloud preview to 11 countries in Western Europe.

As announced in an update, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden will get access to the streaming feature on Android devices.

Those interested in trying the preview are able to register for a chance to gain access now. Canada got access to the beta earlier this year.

"It has been said too many times, but it's true we are living in unprecedented times due to the global COVID-19 pandemic," said Project xCloud general manager and head of product Catherine Gluckstein.

"Here at Xbox, we look to our products to bring joy and connection at all times and particularly during these weeks and months when we're asked to stay at home. We know we're in this together and the support we can provide one another is of critical importance now more than ever.

"Phil Spencer has talked often about what he sees as the unique power of games to bring people together, to entertain, to inspire and connect. We all believe that in our current circumstances that's even more true, and we hope that the freedom to discover and play with Project xCloud brings even more joy and connection."

Earlier this month, EA titles such as The Sims 4 were added to the streaming service. Microsoft began tests for Project xCloud in October 2019, at the time, four first-party titles were available – Halo 5, Killer Instinct, Gears 5 and Sea of Thieves.

The following month, 50 more titles were added, including various third-party games. Those with access to the service were treated to Destiny 2, Telltale titles and Halo in January.

Currently, Microsoft is testing its streaming service internally for PC.

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