Microsoft launches Xbox Cloud Gaming in Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico

Over the past few months, Microsoft has been testing Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service, and now the giant is launching it in Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico.   

The software giant’s streaming Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games are now ready to expand the reach of its xCloud technology in these markets.  

The company will be making XCloud available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in Brazil and Mexico later today. This will mean that they will technically launch it, in Australia and Japan, in the early hours of October 1st.   

Users will have to access XCloud Gaming separately through a dedicated Xbox Windows or Android app, or they can opt for the web for other devices.  

The software giant has now expanded its Xbox Cloud Gaming in 26 countries.  

Since cloud gaming is powered by custom Xbox Series X consoles, that means these games are being played on an Xbox in the cloud, bringing faster load times and improved frame rates to the gameplay experience,” explains Catherine Gluckstein, Microsoft’s head of Project xCloud.  

Alongside the expansion, Microsoft has also announced, later today, the arrival of Scarlet Nexus on Xbox Game Pass during its Tokyo Game Show broadcast.    

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