Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service(xCloud) is fully powered by faster custom Xbox Series X hardware. According to Microsoft, the recent upgrades have improved both framerates and game load times for players streaming Xbox games over the web.
Recently Microsoft moved Xbox Cloud Gaming to 1080p and 60fps streams, though it has still got to unlock the full potential of custom Xbox Series X hardware to deliver 4K streams. Even though Microsoft has plans to extend the Xbox Cloud Gaming experience beyond mobile devices and browsers, it is still not clear when it will be available.
With Microsoft working on a dedicated Xbox app for TVs, Xbox players will be able to stream games without a console. Standalone devices you can plug into a TV or monitor are also being planned. We can assume to see more upgrades to the Xbox Cloud Gaming resolution to match this TV push.The journey of Xbox Cloud Gaming started off as a way to play games on mobile. Now with its integration into the Xbox dashboard and TV looks like it is going beyond just mobile devices. We also see Microsoft integrate Xbox Cloud Gaming into its new Xbox web store which has started rolling out. Though we are still waiting to hear xCloud technology coming to Facebook Gaming.
Recently Microsoft expanded Xbox Cloud Gaming shortly after completing its custom Xbox Series X hardware upgrade for the service in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan.
Currently, Microsoft’s xCloud technology is available in 26 countries. Microsoft has also hinted about its new subscription offerings for Xbox Game Pass, leading to additional tiers that provide access to Xbox Cloud Gaming soon.