It seems that Microsoft is not satisfied with Project xCloud, which is a streaming technology that allows Xbox Game Pass subscribers to remotely play various games.
First, Windows Central heard from a “trusted source” that improvements to the Xbox cloud streaming server have shown reliable results, with its resolution jumping from 720p to 1080p. This is a screenshot sent with the developer overlay, which shows all relevant statistics.
Of course, your quality may vary. Just like if your internet connection suddenly slows down, Netflix may become soft, and if xCloud helps improve performance, it may reduce your resolution. This is what Windows Central found when trying the same test and locked it at a disappointing 720p because they were too far away from the data center running the 1
The increase in 1080p aligns Microsoft’s products with Google Stadia’s free tier-although the service is facing its own public dental troubles due to the closure of its two first-party game studios and a limited number of triple A games.
But Microsoft is not done yet. The Verge has successfully conducted internal testing of the Xbox Game Streaming application for Windows and found some interesting changes. The application not only adds support for home streaming for Xbox Series X and S consoles, but also introduces xCloud streaming to Windows PCs.
Scoop: This is the Windows xCloud application that Microsoft hasn’t released yet. This app allows you to stream Xbox games from the Xbox Series X/S console or xCloud.Full details here: https://t.co/ymyjQDmaeH pic.twitter.com/V3U3PXe7LO February 27, 2021
Support for Xbox Series S and X works in the same way as for Xbox One: you can remotely wake up the console, log in and play games on a Windows desktop, laptop, or tablet.
Interestingly, Microsoft seems to be considering the specific issues of the latter, and now it includes touch screen support, allowing you to play games without a controller. Not only that, but also reportedly provides the option to enable the gyroscope control-although the option currently seems powerless when activated. However, it is clear that the company is studying ways to ensure that the tablet player does not need to support its device during playback.
PS5 is not completely outdated, but there is a version called Remote Play that allows you to stream from PS5 or PS4 to Android, iOS, Windows or MacOS via WiFi or LAN connection (if you think it’s possible, you can even stream from PS5 Type transmission to PS4) like a waste of electricity). PlayStation Now also allows you to stream a variety of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games for $9.99 per month, but does not support phones or tablets at the time of writing.