In Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available

Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service is now available in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. Over the last few months, Microsoft has been testing streaming Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games in these markets, and it is now ready to significantly expand the reach of its xCloud technology.

XCloud will be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in Brazil and Mexico later today, which means it will officially launch in Australia and Japan on October 1st in the early hours of the morning. Xbox Cloud Gaming will be accessible via Android and Xbox Windows apps, as well as the web for iOS and other devices.

As a result of this significant expansion, Microsoft now offers Xbox Cloud Gaming in 26 countries. “Because cloud gaming is powered by custom Xbox Series X consoles, these games are being played on an Xbox in the cloud, resulting in faster load times and improved frame rates,” says Catherine Gluckstein, Microsoft's head of Project xCloud.

Along with the expansion of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft also announced that Scarlet Nexus will be available on Xbox Game Pass later today during its Tokyo Game Show broadcast.