Cloud Gaming on Xbox Game Pass is about to reach its ultimate form
Microsoft has revealed more details about its cloud gaming service for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, noting that it will get the Xbox Series X hardware upgrade soon.
This means that there are a lot of improvements on the way for players. And it should bring significant gameplay improvements. The biggest changes gamers will likely notice are increased frame rates and faster load times.
While cloud gaming on Xbox Game Pass doesn’t require players to manage downloads, the games still need to load. And because cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has been running on Xbox One hardware from the start, load times are noticeably slower than Microsoft’s current generation console, the X Series.
Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass is moving to Xbox Series X hardware soon
So players will have a better overall experience of things very soon. Choudhry also says testing is in its final stages at Microsoft. Which means things are going pretty well.
In addition to the X Series hardware upgrade, Microsoft has other things in store for gamers in the cloud. Earlier this year, it released the closed beta version of the web-based cloud gaming service. And it looks like this beta is ending soon, as web access will be exiting the beta and going into public availability.
This will hit along with the service’s X-series hardware upgrade, no less. Microsoft launched the invite-only beta for Windows 10 PCs and iOS devices in April. Which makes it a pretty quick turnaround.
Cloud gaming expands to new countries later in 2021
The cloud play feature for Xbox Game Pass is not available anywhere Microsoft generally offers Game Pass. The company is planning further deployments, however.
Expansions are planned for later this year, actually in Mexico, Japan, Australia and Brazil. And the arrival can occur alongside new levels for the Game Pass service. Microsoft has not confirmed any new levels for its subscription, but has announced that new options are on the way.