Microsoft has confirmed that from this week Xbox Cloud Gaming will be available on Windows PCs and iPhones and iPads through a series of popular web browsers.
Initially, the long-awaited ‘xCloud’ existing Xbox Game Pass will be available in beta through inviting ultimate members.
Once gamers are invited, they will be able to log on. Xbox.com/play On Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Safari web browsers. There they will get to stop over 100 games. If you have an invitation, you can take action immediately and sign in.
The gamer will need a compatible USB or Bluetooth controller to play the entire series, but 50 of those games will also be compatible with out-of-touch control. Microsoft recommends at least 10Mbps with a 5Ghz Wi-Fi connection for the best experience.
Microsoft is promising a “simplified, universal landing page that presents a great opportunity to make cloud gaming acceptable to more players over time.” The gaming giant is using the rollout as a test, but says it will learn faster and bring support for more devices.
“Our plan is to iterate quickly and pass all Xbox games. In the coming months there are final members so that more people have the opportunity to play Xbox in all new ways,” the company says in a Xbox wire Post.
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The launch followed the arrival for Android phone owners via Xbox Gaming instead of a web browser. Microsoft was forced to adopt a different strategy to launch on Apple devices due to App Store guidelines, which would require the Xbox team to submit every game for review, rather than the bundled streaming service.
Going through web browsers has been used by many companies before, but it remains to be seen whether this will be an effective strategy for playing high-end Xbox games.