Xbox Cloud Gaming is out now on PC and iOS devices


Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming everywhere, including to the PC and iOS via browser integration. No matter what your device are, you can enjoy Xbox games anywhere.

The Xbox strategy of being everywhere and anywhere is starting to pay off. Xbox Cloud Gaming will bring Xbox games in almost every platform except the Sony Playstation. It will even allow players to enjoy the games even in low-spec systems.

Xbox to stream via browser integration

Microsoft has always planned to expand most of its cloud offerings. Xbox made it clear that they want not only to improve their first-party options but have a presence as a third-party everywhere.

With the arrival of Xbox Cloud and Game Pass gaming on PC and iOS, the entire platform should work wonders. The system will be available via browser integration, which is perfect for platforms such as the iOS.

For players, as long as they have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, players can stream from the cloud. They can use it on every iOS, Android, Xbox or Windows 10 PC.

In an announcement on Xbox Wire, Xbox Cloud head Catherine Gluckstein posted the momentous event.

“At Xbox, our mission is simple: bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet,” said Gluckstein. “To achieve that, we aspire to empower everyone to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want.

“We are creating a future that combines the gaming heritage of Xbox and the power of Azure. A future where we bring high fidelity, immersive games to the 3 billion players around the world. Now we’re taking a big step forward to reaching that vision: Starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets, via browser, across 22 countries.”

Xbox Cloud doesn’t need high specs

So far, Xbox Cloud Gaming should be a great experience. The spec requirements are not too high, with minimum requirements between 10 to 25 Mbps of internet. The gameplay won’t be too different with playing on an actual Xbox Series X.

In fact, XCloud players will actually play on custom Xbox Series X hardware. Microsoft data centers have Xbox Series X hardware connected to them. This allows players to play not only on the latest console but the most powerful one too.

For now, Xbox Cloud Gaming will have an upper limit of 1080p resolution on 60fps. This should not be much of a problem, considering those who will use XCloud will be those on mobile or on low-spec devices.

Featured image courtesy of Xbox/Youtube Screenshot

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