Microsoft has made Xbox Cloud Gaming available on PCs, Apple phones, and tablets via the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. The news of open beta came after several months of limited beta testing of the Xbox cloud gaming platform. The service has been rolled out to 22 countries where the gamers will be able to play more than 100 high-quality console games directly using their browsers.
According to the official announcement, iPhone and iPad devices running on iOS 14.4 or higher and having at least 10mbps of internet speed will be able to experience the unending world of cloud gaming.
Xbox Cloud Gaming was also known as xCloud and was previously available only for Android users. As the Xbox cloud gaming is now available for Apple phones, tablets, and PCs, players can directly access its service from the official Xbox website. The list of eligible browsers includes Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari.
It was also announced in the official blog post that Xbox is also making noteworthy enhancements in the overall experience. For subscribers, the games will be streamed from an Xbox Series X hardware in a Microsoft datacenter. This means that the gamers can jump into a game, connect with friends, and play through the Xbox network just as they have always done.
After the upgradation, subscribers will witness faster load times, improved frame rates, and an experience of a new generation of gaming. Along with it, the games will be streamed at 1080p and up to 60fps.
Apart from using custom touch controls, players will be able to play games from the cloud using a compatible Xbox Wireless Controller. To play from an Android device, users can directly install the App from Google Play. The iOS users will need to play from their web browser.
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