While Microsoft’s cloud-centered initiative xCloud has continued to grow over on Android since last autumn, the platform is not concluding just there. In fact, Microsoft aims to deliver the same cloud streaming experience to other adjacent hardware such as Apple devices and PC. In the past, Microsoft promised that the service would be delivered via a browser-based application aimed to arrive sometime in the spring later on in 2021.
In the past month, Microsoft later went on to comment that the arrival of the version would be “not very far” which only left excited followers more anxious to get extended support to more devices. Not to mention the recent addition of original Xbox & Xbox 360 titles in March, there is more than users could imagine to do on systems that is not Xbox.
In a new Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft discloses that the browser-based application for PC & iOS is to officially arrive tomorrow, April 20. You can read the statement below:
Our mission at Xbox is to empower you to play the games you want with the people you want, anywhere you want. Simply put, we believe games have the power to connect humanity and it’s our mission to make gaming more accessible to people around the world. As we shared at the end of last year, we’re bringing Xbox to more players on more devices via the cloud this year.
Starting tomorrow, we’ll begin sending out invites to select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to start testing the Xbox Cloud Gaming limited beta for Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets via web browsers.
We’re launching xbox.com/play where invitees can play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles through Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari. Offering cloud gaming through the browser and having a simplified, universal landing page presents a great opportunity to make cloud gaming approachable to more players in more places over time.CaCatherine Gluckstein, Project xCloud Vice President & Head of Product
Microsoft also tells that the forthcoming playtest for the xCloud browser application is to be supported in approximately 22 regions. The territories applicable are: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
Recently, Microsoft announced a complete overhaul for xCloud which enables touch screen control support to now over four dozen titles. You can read the full report by heading here.
Do you plan to get into the xCloud limited beta this week?
xCloud is currently available for Android devices.
Source: Xbox Wire