Microsoft just announced that it is cloud gaming service is now available on PC in 22 countries via browser. Suggestively named Xbox Cloud Gaming, the service allow vast amounts of Windows 10 PC users to experience games even if their rigs don’t satisfy the hardware requirements.
As long as they have a very good Internet connection, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers are now able to play countless games from the Xbox Game Pass library without needing to download them. Simply go to xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge or Chrome and you’ll be in a position to choose whichever game you want to play.
For the time being, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available in the next countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and also the United States.
According to Microsoft, Xbox Cloud Gaming has become powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware, meaning any game in the Xbox Game Pass library should work flawlessly. However, to make sure that everyone has the same smooth gaming experience and also the lowest latency over the broadest group of devices, Microsoft will be streaming at 1080p and as much as 60fps.
As the company is upgrading its hardware in the data centers around the globe and increase the features to enhance the cloud gaming experience, the streaming quality will further be improved. Still, 1080p at 60fps is a more than decent streaming quality for any cloud gaming service.
Unlike Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce NOW which require subscribers to buy their games and pay a regular monthly fee to use their cloud streaming services, Xbox Cloud Gaming is included for free within the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Those who weren’t subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can try the service for 3 months just for $1 per month, after which the price will increase to $15 month. Even so, Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate are the most useful deals within the gaming industry given that they not only give you access to countless great games, but they also include EA Play and Xbox Cloud Gaming at no additional cost.