Image: WalkingCat (Twitter)
Early this year, Microsoft made Xbox Console Streaming available to all Xbox markets. As the name suggests, the feature lets users stream games from the consoles to either an Android phone or the PC through the Xbox app. The streaming service is part of Project xCloud, which consists of both, console streaming of games and streaming games through the cloud.
Xbox Game Streaming (Test App) (for game developers) https://t.co/HjmDkAj2r5 pic.twitter.com/wQ6KRodHFt
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) April 30, 2020
The Redmond giant revealed back in November of last year that Project XCloud would be making its way to Windows 10 in 2020. Now, Twitter user WalkingCat has spotted an ‘Xbox Game Streaming’ app on the Microsoft Store. The app seems to be geared towards developers, guessing from the description. It is not clear if this app will eventually be released for users to stream games through the cloud or through the console. Project xCloud previews are still limited only to Android and iOS devices.
Image Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia
While not much is known about the app yet, it is possible that the company could create a single app for xCloud streaming – for both, console and the cloud streaming. This app, however, from the looks of it (via screenshots from Aggiornamenti Lumia) seems like it is only limited to developers who are gearing up their games for console streaming. For now, those that want to try out Project xCloud are limited to mobile platforms.
It will be interesting to see what timelines the company sets to bring cloud streaming to Windows 10. The game streaming service also slated to run on Windows 10 on ARM PCs.