Microsoft has now made the transition to see to it that Xbox Cloud Gaming is fully powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware. This means that its cloud gaming initiative will see faster loading times and improved framerates.
In a new report from The Verge, Microsoft has confirmed that the transition to utilizing Xbox Series X hardware has been complete. Users of Xbox Cloud Gaming may not notice the difference at first glance. As of now, the Xbox Series X will improve the performance of the game while playing rather than improve its graphical fidelity over the cloud.
Xbox Cloud Gaming provides up to 1080p 60FPS as of now. However, Microsoft is planning to one day scale up to 4K streams. It’s uncertain of when that will happen. However, now that Xbox Cloud Gaming is running on Xbox Series X hardware, it’s only a matter of time.
The Verge also reports that Microsoft is planning on delivering a standalone TV app for TVs that would enable players to gain access to their games without a console. Standalone streaming hardware akin to a streaming stick for a TV or monitor is also planned to be on the horizon. This transition to Xbox Series X hardware could be laying the groundwork to see this vision through.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is a part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. For $16.99CAD/month, players can gain access to a catalogue of over 100 games on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live perks like online play. Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to use in Canada on iOS, Android, PC, and soon Xbox consoles this holiday season.