09:52 pm
22 September 2021

xCloud Streaming Expanding Soon

xCloud Streaming Expanding Soon

In a pre-E3 briefing, Microsoft has announced a number of upcoming changes and upgrades to their xCloud streaming service. Currently, Xbox games can be streamed exclusively on mobile devices and with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz

  • Very soon, xCloud will be playable over Edge, Chrome, and Safari browsers.
    • This additional support significantly improves the value-proposition of the Game Pass Ultimate subscription for players who have neither an Xbox nor a gaming PC.
  • xCloud streaming will soon be playable on smart TVs.
  • Microsoft is developing its own HDMI plug-in device to allow xCloud streaming. Presumably, the device will be similar to Amazon’s Firestick, Google’s Chromecast, and Roku.
  • xCloud streaming will launch later this year in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan.
  • Microsoft is upgrading its streaming servers to Xbox Series X hardware.
  • Microsoft is considering different subscription plans for xCloud.