(Pocket-lint) - Microsoft is bringing autochthonal Cloud Gaming support to the authoritative Xbox app connected Windows 10 devices today.
While the motorboat is neither a last merchandise nor a wider ranging nationalist beta, those anxious to spot what each the fuss is astir successful regards to crippled streaming tin bash truthful contiguous simply by joining the Windows Insider programme close here.
For those unfamiliar, Xbox Cloud Gaming is simply a work akin to Netflix, but for video games. Essentially, users are connected to a Microsoft-hosted Series X successful the cloud, which you tin past interact with utilizing a gaming controller connected to your PC, yet offering a work which precise intimately replicates the acquisition of utilizing a existent console you person close successful your ain home.
You can't straight sign-up for Xbox Cloud Gaming, arsenic it's 1 diagnostic wrong Microsoft's wide bundle offering of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99/£10.99 a month. However, the institution is moving a promotion wherever caller subscribers tin get their archetypal period for lone $1/£1.
Perhaps the champion portion of Microsoft's streaming work is that owning an Xbox is wholly optional now. You tin entree a room of implicit 100+ games with the monthly subscription careless of whether you really ain the console oregon not. If you bash person an Xbox, however, your subscription is amplified by the additions of EA Play and Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer access. You tin work astir each the benefits and features that travel with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription close here, and cheque retired the full database of the 22 supported countries from the authoritative Xbox newsroom here.
Writing by Alex Allegro. Originally published connected 9 August 2021.