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Microsoft Shifts Xbox Cloud Gaming to Xbox Series X Hardware

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X hardware is now powering the Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming platform with 60fps, but not 4K so far.


has finally moved – which many know as – to custom hardware. This means the cloud-based platform is now powered by the latest generation technology.

Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft says the upgrade means game load times and framerates will improve on Xbox Cloud Gaming. The company has been working on this shift for some time, including moving the platform to 60fps and 1080p resolution during the summer.

It seems now the full transition is complete. However, users are still not getting the full capabilities of the Xbox Series X. Specifically, there is still not 4K option for Xbox Cloud Gaming. Microsoft is not saying when that will arrive.

Maybe never, but it is worth remembering Microsoft wants to expand xCloud beyond mobile devices. They company envisions the cloud gaming platform on Smart TVs, so 4K resolution would be a huge bonus.

Recent Changes

The service is also arriving as an integration on the Xbox dashboard soon, allowing console users to access cloud gaming. The benefit of this is users will have access to the wider Xbox catalog without needing to purchase games.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available in 26 countries following a recent expansion to Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico. Users can access the platform through a subscription with .

Microsoft is also considering bringing Xbox Series X and Series S exclusives to Cloud Gaming. This would mean owners of the Xbox One and even other non-Microsoft devices will be able to access Xbox Series exclusives through Game Pass.

Tip of the day: If you have an HP, Dell, or Lenovo touchscreen PC, you'll probably want to enable or disable it at various times. Unfortunately, however, many Windows 10 touch screen laptops don't make this easy.

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Last Updated on February 14, 2022 8:19 pm CET

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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