Back in June, we learned that Microsoft had begun the process of upgrading its xCloud servers to Xbox Series X hardware, replacing the older Xbox One S server blades that have powered Xbox Cloud Gaming so far. Now, Microsoft has confirmed that the upgrade is complete.
Speaking with The Verge this week, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the company recently completed the upgrade and that xCloud, otherwise known as Xbox Cloud Gaming, is now powered by more powerful Xbox Series X hardware. Not only will this improve frame rates and graphics for streamed titles, but loading times should also see a significant increase.
With Xbox Cloud Gaming now coming to Xbox One consoles, as well as being available on PCs and mobile devices, you'll be able to access next-gen Xbox games from anywhere, including last-gen consoles. Microsoft is also working on a dedicated cloud gaming app for smart TVs, so soon, you'll be able to stream Xbox Series X titles straight to a TV without the need for a physical console.
With all future Xbox exclusives set to release day-one on Game Pass and support Xbox Cloud Gaming, you'll be able to play titles like Starfield, Hellblade 2, Forza Horizon 5, Redfall, Perfect Dark and more on a wide range of devices.
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