Xbox Cloud Gaming Limited Beta Coming to Windows 10 PCs Tomorrow
Cloud gaming is one of those concepts we’ve been hearing about for years now, but it’s starting to get very real for many companies. Microsoft has xCloud for console, but the issue of PC support remained ambiguous for some time. The company has since announced a way to make the service a reality for everyone. By using a browser, the company’s cloud gaming technology can run on your PC. And if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can try the Cloud Gaming beta starting tomorrow.
Subscribers will need to check their associated email accounts to see if they have received an invitation. If you’re one of the lucky ones who got an invite, just head over to Xbox.com/play to get started. You will need to meet a few requirements to use the service, such as being in a supported region, having Windows 10, an Xbox controller, and a compatible browser. Chrome, Safari, and Edge all work. Last but not least, you will need a stable and high bandwidth internet connection. Low latency is also a must unless you want to suffer from input lag.
If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber and haven’t received the email, stay tuned. Microsoft will be sending out more invitations to try the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta in the near future.
Cloud games on 4/20
You can try to tell me that the beta date is just a coincidence, but I won’t be convinced. Either way, you can try over 100 games offered on Xbox Game Pass if you get started in the cloud gaming beta. Smoke competition in Forza, adventure in wild grass forests Based, or become friends with imaginary – erhm, simulated – dinosaurs in Ark: Survival Evolved. No matter what you choose, you’ll be glad you made the trip and helped test the service.
Either way, it’s good to hear about more advancements on the cloud gaming front. The Stadia brand hasn’t quite taken off as Google had hoped, but there are now plenty of skinned platforms in the game. Eventually, something will succeed, and the sooner the better. With graphics cards being so hard to find, cloud play offers an interesting alternative to discovering flashy graphics.