Microsoft-style cloud gaming is deployed on all media. The xCloud service is now available on iPhone and iPad but also on PC and Mac for people who have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Like Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) gives Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers the ability to play a variety of games through the cloud. The principle is to be able to run a hundred titles on a medium other than a console. From August 11, subscribers were able to benefit from early access to xCloud exclusively on Android.
But Microsoft did intend to expand its service. The Redmond firm had thus confirmed that xCloud would be available on iOS and PC from the spring of 2021. An exit window almost respected since the service was finally released this summer on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad. “We’re bringing the Xbox experience directly to the devices you use the most”, underlines Microsoft in a press release.
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xCloud is coming to browsers!
In detail, it is possible to access xCloud on PC through Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Safari browsers. On Mac, iOS and iPadOS the service is available on Safari. Subscribers just need to go to this address to benefit from it. It is good to remember, however, that this is still a beta version, so it is not free from potential glitches.
Microsoft also specifies that the xCloud service is now boxed in another category. “Xbox Cloud Gaming is now powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware. We’ve upgraded Microsoft data centers around the world with the fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware to bring you faster load times, improved frame rates, and the next-gen experience. games “, indicate the firm.
Note that the games are currently broadcast in a definition of 1080p at 60 frames per second. One way to avoid latency issues.