Project xCloud Preview coming to Canada next week

By Sean Carey,
The Project xCloud Preview is expanding into Canada on January 29, as announced by Microsoft. The cloud streaming service is currently available to preview members in the USA, UK and South Korea, but now it looks like the Canadians will finally be able to get hands-on with xCloud.

Project xCloud Canada

Catherine Gluckstein, GM & head of product for Project xCloud said, "Our customer is at the centre of everything we do, and we heard you loud and clear, Canada has been one of the top-requested markets for expansion, and we’re delighted to deliver for gamers in Canada starting next week. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Project xCloud preview will begin in Canada on January 29."

For those Canadians who are interested, you can register your interest by following this link. As with both the US and UK Previews, the Canadian xCloud preview is invite-only. Microsoft intends to accommodate as many players as possible and will continue to invite more over time.

The game's available in the Canadian preview programme are the same as the ones in both the US and UK programmes. This includes titles like Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and many more. Just yesterday, 17 new games were added to the service, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Destiny 2. To view a full list of games already in the preview, follow the link here.

The Project xCloud Preview is supported on Android phones and tablets, through the Xbox Game Streaming app via the Google Play Store, which is available in both English and French in Canada. To see what else you'll need for the Preview and for more details on how it all works check out our article on everything we know about Project xCloud.

Microsoft will be sharing more information on the service coming to other locations in "due course."

In other Project xCloud news, Microsoft expanded the xCloud preview programme in South Korea by adding several new titles and opening up registrations to all. Microsoft also revealed that the service is much more popular in Korea, with xCloud seeing 1.75 times more usage when compared to the USA and the UK.

Source: Microsoft
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.