Microsoft xCloud is now powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware
Xbox Gaming Cloud xCloud Service Now Fully Customized Xbox x series hardware which led to faster load times and increased performance.
In a statement shared at The edge, Microsoft said that “it recently completed the upgrade, which improves both frame rates and game load times for players streaming Xbox games to the web.”
The online streaming service allows gamers to stream over 100 Xbox games to a number of devices such as a laptop, phone or tablet rather than installing them on the device. All gamers need is an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, a compatible device and controller, and a high-speed internet connection.
Editor-in-Chief at The Verge Tom Warren previously reported on some games in the xCloud library receiving this upgrade after noticing that games such as Yakuza: like a dragon, DIRT 5, and Rainbow Six Siege had improved their performance and now had options that are only available on Xbox Series X hardware. It looks like Microsoft has now rolled it out across the xCloud library.
If you’d rather play your Xbox games on a handheld console rather than a tablet, here’s some great news. xCloud would work on Valve’s next handheld console, the Steam Deck.
This news comes courtesy of Xbox boss Phil Spencer himself, who tweeted earlier this year that “xCloud works fine” on the powerful PC-based handheld. You can consult our Hands-on Steam Deck Overview to see what Xbox fans will be working with if they feel like running xCloud on the handheld.
Want to try out Xbox cloud gaming for yourself? Check out our list of best xCloud games to start.