Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Microsoft seems set to announce improvements to their xCloud game streaming platform and Xbox PC software

Microsoft could be about to announce a series of improvements to Project xCloud. (Image Source: Microsoft).
Microsoft could be about to announce a series of improvements to Project xCloud. (Image Source: Microsoft).
A series of exclusives, leaks, and rumours have recently pointed to some improvements in the compatibility and performance of Microsoft's xCloud game streaming. The PC client, touch support, and higher resolution would make it a strong GeForce Now and Stadia alternative.
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Microsoft appears to be about to announce some significant improvements to their Xbox Game Streaming and xCloud platforms if the tidbits of news and rumours around the web are anything to go by.

Firstly, we have a scoop from The Verge regarding an unreleased Xbox Game Streaming app that can stream games from the current generation ‘Xbox Series’ consoles and xCloud to a Windows PC. Tom Warren got his hands on an internal beta version, and he claims that there is full touch support with potential future gyroscope features. This news also fits with a Windows Central exclusive from November 2020, where they demonstrated Project xCloud for PC and mentioned an expected 2021 release.

Next, we have an article from Windows Central where they discuss a screenshot they received from a “trusted source” that shows Hellblade streaming at 1080p via xCloud. This resolution is quite a step up from Microsoft’s bandwidth-friendly 720p option, which was previously the best quality available on their streaming service. However, this update would only put them in line with GeForce Now and Stadia.

Finally, we have Paul Thurrott’s tweet about an anticipated 23 March Microsoft event focused on “what’s new for gaming”. This information wouldn’t mean much by itself, but the timing seems favourable for tying in an announcement of these rumoured and leaked Xbox Game Streaming and xCloud improvements.

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - Tech Writer - 397 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 02 > Microsoft seems set to announce improvements to their xCloud game streaming platform and Xbox PC software
Craig Ward, 2021-02-28 (Update: 2021-03- 2)