Nine more games have been announced for xCloud today. Six of those are day one releases. Eleven more games have touch controls added. Four games are leaving on September 31. Confusion surrounding Lemnis Gate. Xbox PC app cloud gaming and console streaming are now available to everyone. XCloud expanding to more territories soon? read on to find out more about all of the above.
Day One Releases in the Cloud
September 15 see’s the arrival of Flynn: Son of Crimson, a handcrafted 2D action platformer that will take players on a journey of discovery and conflict. Join Flynn and his mythical companion Dex to save Rosantica from The Scourge. Discover and master the power of Crimson Energy to stop the evil overlord Zealock!
I Am Fish follows the next day, September 16 and is a charming, physics-based adventure starring four intrepid fish friends, forcibly separated from their home in a pet shop fish tank. Swim, fly, roll and chomp your way to the open ocean in a bid for freedom and to reunite once again.
SkateBird arrives the same day and you’ll be able to Grind on bendy straws, kickflip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks. Explore and you may Find fancy clothing, secret mixtapes of new music, birds that need your help, and more!
Aragami 2 arrives September 17. The Aragami emerge as a clan to defend their own, utilizing the shadows to avail their cause. This instalment takes the franchise to new levels of stealth and skill-based combat in a gripping narrative that can be experienced solo or with friends as a co-op stealth-action adventure.
Embark on an unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across stunning deserts and ancient wonders. Explore a rich world by hoverbike, solve puzzles, climb great heights, and get to know the inhabitants. Discover who Sable is beneath the mask. Sable arrives on day one, September 23.
Astria Ascending is the final day one release from today’s announcement. Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG with hand-drawn visuals. Customize your characters with expansive customization, and lead the 8 Demigods of Orcanon to battle in rewarding, turn-based combat to protect the Harmony. This one arrives on September 30.
More Games Arriving
Superliminal is coming on September 16. Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you escape your own dream by tackling impossible puzzles based on perspective and optical illusions. Think outside the box and expect the unexpected.
Winner of over a dozen awards, Lost Words: Beyond the Page is an atmospheric narrative adventure that takes place in the personal diary entries belonging to a young girl named Izzy. Unfold the pages and explore the fantasy land of Estoria, a place where words hold immense power. This one arrives on September 23.
Dive into a freezing underwater adventure on an alien planet. Set two years after the original Subnautica, return to Planet 4546B to uncover the truth behind a deadly cover-up. Survive by building habitats, crafting tools, and diving deeper into this captivating universe. Subnautica: Below Zero arrives September 23.
Xbox Touch Controls Added to 11 More Games
You can now enjoy;
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo Wars 2
Raji: An Ancient Epic
All without needing a controller.
Leaving September 31
Four games are leaving us on September 31. You have some time yet to check out Drake Hollow, Ikenfell, Night in the Woods & Warhammer Vermintide II if you haven’t done so already and they interest you somewhat.
Lemnis Gate Confusion
Let’s touch on Lemnis Gate for a second. Xbox have me somewhat confused today. Back on June 11, they released a piece about the upcoming Lemnis Gate. It was slated to come to the cloud but in today’s news that has been released, it’s saying only Console and PC. I hope to clarify this matter for you all but Xbox seems to be confused themselves or have changed plans and are remaining quiet hoping no one notices.
Back onto some positive vibes and according to Tom Warren via Twitter; Microsoft is launching xCloud in Brazil in a general open beta in the coming weeks. No longer just a limited preview. He also goes on to say it could be coming out of preview in Mexico as well. Possibly opening doors for a launch in Australia and Japan too. Brazil on its own is estimated to have around 62 million active gamers. Not a bad size of market to tap into if you ask me.
Cloud Streaming Available to More Users
Our final piece of news from Xbox today is that all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now play Game Pass Games directly from the cloud in the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs. You no longer have to be an insider to do this so make sure and update the app from the Microsoft Store and get in on the action.
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