xCloud Stretches Its Reach Out To iOS & PC This Week


Posted on June 29, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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After prolonged reporting an waiting, Microsoft officially announced that xCloud streaming will arrive to both PC and iOS in spring 2021. However, despite the migration to more hardware, the wait began to appear like ages as Android enjoys the service for nearly half a year. Even more, Microsoft in a brief promo for xCloud went on to hint at an update that “is not very far” from arriving to patient users.

It was not until this April that Microsoft officially unveiled xCloud to arrive to the platforms, but it will be orchestrated through limited testing. So the versions are not entirely out just out of the gate. Instead, it is anticipated a later update will full release the floodgates to the public later on. In a later report, Microsoft added that PC browsers are expected to find extended support in the coming weeks.

Additionally, Microsoft now adds that the entirety of iOS is also included in the new update for xCloud as well on Monday.

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. If you’re a member or want to become a member, simply go to xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Safari on your PC or mobile device to start playing hundreds of games from the Xbox Game Pass library.

With billions of active Windows 10 PCs, iOS devices and Android phones, we want you to have new opportunities to play the deepest, most immersive games whenever and wherever you choose. Simply put, we’re bringing the Xbox experience directly to the devices you use most.

Catherine Gluckstein, Xbox Cloud Gaming Vice President & Head of Product

Elsewhere recently, it was reported that Microsoft is also administering the official jump to Xbox Series X blades for its servers in the coming weeks also. From The Verge’s Tom Warren, the transition already was made for select titles. Now, Microsoft completely embraces the move in the blog post. “We’re also making significant improvements to the overall experience: Xbox Cloud Gaming is now powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware.

“We’ve been upgrading Microsoft datacenters around the globe with the fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware to give you faster load times, improved frame rates, and an experience of a new generation of gaming. To ensure the lowest latency, highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices, we will be streaming at 1080p and up to 60fps. Going forward we’ll continue to innovate and add more features to enhance your cloud gaming experience.”

More recently, it was revealed that Microsoft is staffing for exclusive releases on xCloud now. In that, the Xbox company hired former Portal/Left 4 Dead Kim Swift to helm the new ambition. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested to see xCloud on more platforms now?

xCloud is available now for Android, iOS, and PC.

Source: Xbox Wire

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