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Microsoft to shutter mixer streaming platform next month

It doesn't have a proper name yet, a placeholder dubbed "Project xCloud," but Microsoft's game streaming service is almost ready for launch. It has an extended trial period, users around the world test the service, try a variety of different games, and beat their pace.

Microsoft announced that it is satisfied with the way it works and is preparing to launch it on a broader scale, with a full launch scheduled for September 15.

This is an interesting moment. Microsoft is trying to co-ordinate the marketing message that it is no longer necessary to have a box under the TV to play games, and at the same time, it is trying to sell you a box under the TV to play games. but ultimately, I think it's wise to provide game streaming as a supplement to dedicated local gaming devices, rather than as a substitute for them. One of the main reasons Stadia has been working hard to gain traction is that it requires users to abandon the way they have played games for many years and instead only play through streaming media. Microsoft is adding game streaming as an option in addition to its console and PC products, not as a replacement for them. The

Project xCloud beta is now closed, which means you have missed the opportunity to try it before launch, but as of September 15th, if you are a Subscriber of Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to start testing it. Any compatible device, and any compatible game controller. So far, it has been confirmed for Android devices, but Microsoft said they hope it can be used on all imaginable screens. I am sure that they are working hard to reach an agreement with Apple, and I am sure that Apple may be rude in these negotiations.

Microsoft has not yet confirmed which games Project xCloud will provide, but they said they will support more than 100 games currently on Game Pass when it is released. Without a doubt, your first party games will be available. Microsoft has stated that in the final version, "many of the games in the Project xCloud preview will be available," but they cannot promise that all of these games will exist. We will have to wait longer to confirm the final lineup for the game because they will announce information

when the service goes live on September 15. Based on their promotional materials, in addition to looking like the full Microsoft lineup, we also know that "The Gangster 2", "Ark: Survival Evolved", "F1 2019" and "Destiny 2" will be included.

Microsoft deliberately pointed out that "Project xCloud" is not the final name, and the final name has not yet been released. Guess how about this name? I speculate that they could drop "Project" and choose "xCloud" instead. It is based on its Xbox brand and communicates this idea very clearly. Do you have any guesses? Let us know in the comments.

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