Project xCloud’s Preview Selection Makes Stadia’s Launch Lineup Look Tiny

Project xCloud’s Preview Selection Makes Stadia’s Launch Lineup Look Tiny

Dozens of games are coming for testers of Microsoft's game streaming service.

On November 19, early adopters of Google Stadia will have just 12 games to pick from. For the launch of a brand new console, 12 new titles wouldn't be so bad, but most of Stadia's launch lineup is already out in the wild, as are most of the 14 other games coming between now and 2020.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's preview program for Project xCloud is growing. After launching last month with just four games (Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves), at X019 Microsoft announced that it is expanding the xCloud preview library to over 50 titles, including Madden NFL 20, Forza Horizon 4, and Tekken 7.

It's a bit of an apples and oranges comparison considering that Google's just entering the games space now. Still, performance and bandwidth usage aside, variety is definitely important for selling consumers on the idea of game streaming.

Right now, the xCloud preview program is only available in select regions (America, United Kingdom, Korea) on compatible Android devices. Early next year, Microsoft will expand the preview program to Windows 10 PCs and to markets including Canada, Japan, Western Europe, and India. With the addition of xCloud on PC, Microsoft will also add support for non-Xbox controllers including the DualShock 4 and Razer Junglecat.

Here's the full list of titles being added to the Project xCloud preview program:

505 Games

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Avalanche Studios

  • theHunter: Call of the Wild

Bandai Namco

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • RAD
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  • Tekken 7

Bigben Interactive

  • WRC 7


  • Devil May Cry 5


  • F1® 2019

Curve Digital

  • For the King

Devolver Digital

  • Absolver


  • Madden NFL 20

Fatshark Games

  • Vermintide 2

Focus Home Interactive

  • Vampyr


  • Conan Exiles
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

IO Interactive

  • Hitman

Klei Entertainment

  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered

Koch Media

  • Dead Island: Definitive Edition


  • TERA

Mad Dog Games LLC

  • World War Z

Pearl Abyss

  • Black Desert Online


  • Sniper Elite 4


  • Puyo Puyo Champions

Square Enix

  • Just Cause 4
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • World of Final Fantasy® Maxima

Studio Wildcard

  • ARK: Survival Evolved

Take-Two Interactive

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • WWE 2K20


  • Overcooked!
  • Yoku's Island Express

THQ Nordic

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Darksiders 3


  • Hello Neighbor

Unknown Worlds

  • Subnautica


  • World of Tanks: Mercenaries
  • World of Warships: Legends

Xbox Game Studios

  • Crackdown 3
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • State of Decay 2
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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