Microsoft’s cloud game xCloud is now only powered by Xbox Series X: next step, 4K


Right now, two are the big video game services in the cloud. Google’s Stadia, which is not going through its best moment, and xCloud or Xbox Cloud Gaming, which continues to improve after being integrated into Xbox series X Game Pass for free.

A quick transition in pursuit of Xbox Series X 4K

It still has a lot to improve in terms of latency, but Microsoft continues to iterate with the service and has announced to The Verge that xCloud already works only on Xbox Series X hardware.

In June of this year, Microsoft announced that xCloud had started to work under Xbox Series X hardware. What they confirm today is that the entire platform has been improved and the old hardware with which the service was launched has been left behind.

Until now, Microsoft was using Xbox One S as the base hardware, which is not bad, but it is only somewhat more powerful than the One released in 2013. Strange that Microsoft was not using Xbox One X today, but now the jump will be much older.

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What they are still working on at Redmond is using the new hardware to its limits. When it does, the company will deliver 4K cloud gaming, just like Stadia. In addition to the added extra power, the service will benefit from the new Series X video encoder. Our post is about mobile games android.

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Evoland 1 and 2
  • GRID Autosport
  • Minecraft
  • Monument Valley 1 and 2
  • Nintendo games
  • Noodlecake Studios
  • Oddmar
  • Pokemon Go
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Square Enix games
  • Stardew Valley
  • The Room series
  • Vainglory

It is up to six times faster than the old platform and key in the quality of the streams, which can often have a low bitrate and artifacts that take it away from the quality of native video game execution.