17 new games arrive in the Microsoft xCloud library today, including some heavy hitters such as Destiny 2, Halo, and Civilization 6. The service's full library already included more than 50 games with some sneaking in over the past few weeks.
Today's additions mark the biggest leap in library size since the program was first released in preview last year. Below is every new game added with their OpenCritic ratings in parentheses where applicable.
Forza Motorsport 7 (85)
Black Desert Online (71)
Destiny 2 (84)
Wasteland 2 (78)
The Surge (73)
Portal Knights (72)
Kingdom Two Crowns (81)
Train Sim World 2019 (N/A)
Collectively, the new games bring four with a rating of "Mighty," six with a rating of "Strong," and six more with a rating of "Fair" according to our metrics here on OpenCritic.
Notably among the new additions is Civilization 6, which has only been on consoles for a few months, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which recently added Halo: Reach to its offerings, and Destiny 2, which means Stadia is no longer the exclusive streaming home of Bungie's popular looter-shooter.
Microsoft has previously announced that Xbox Game Pass will soon offer streaming, meaning the library's current library of 200+ games will be available to play instantly and without downloading, likely making browsing on Xbox Game Pass as risk-free as it's felt on platforms like Netflix for many years. Analysts have predicted that future xCloud access will be included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, though Microsoft has not yet confirmed pricing for its Stadia competition.
Microsoft xCloud remains in preview but is expected to come out of it in 2020, including an expansion to more devices like iOS. You can sign up to be considered for xCloud preview here.
Thanks to Windows Central for clarifying the list of new games.