Logitech and Tencent have teamed up with Microsoft and NVIDIA to develop a handheld device that will support cloud gaming services such as xCloud and GeForce Now, and play AAA titles.
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Microsoft has released a new preview version of Xbox App for Windows. Xbox Insiders who download it should notice a bunch of issues—related to Cloud Gaming—that cause freezes, have been fixed.
Xbox Cloud Gaming usage jumped 1800% in the past year. Although the platform is deeply rooted in the dedicated gaming console, its future depends on expansion through smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Samsung's latest Smart TV platform, Gaming Hub, enables players to discover and play games, and enjoy other entertainment options without the requirement of additional hardware or downloads.
Microsoft had a packed release schedule in the 2022 fiscal year, and it is planning a repeat for the next. At least five first-party, Xbox platform exclusive games are planned out for the next year.
Microsoft's game streaming service is now available in two more countries. Today, the company announced it is bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly xCloud) to users in Argentina and New Zealand.
Microsoft is bringing in a highly requested feature to its cloud gaming platform. Xbox players will soon be able to play their games on the cloud even if they are not on the Xbox Game Pass library.
The French government has issued an order banning anglicized terms like "streamer", "esports", and "cloud gaming" in the country in a bid to preserve language purity and make communication easier.
Fortnite is now playable for free on Xbox Cloud Gaming without the need of an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Any PC or mobile device running Android, iOS, or iPadOS can now jump in.
Google Stadia launched in 2019 to a lot of hype, but technical issues held the cloud game streaming service back. However, has the service improved since that time? Read on to find out.
At the 2022 Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that it was founding a new division focused on cloud-native games. It's being headed by Kim Swift of Portal and Left 4 Dead fame.
Amazon is offering 'AWS for Games', a group of services and products aimed at game developers who want scalable solutions and the ability to quickly integrate cloud-based solutions.
Valve's Steam Deck portable gaming console can now offer Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming through a beta version of the Edge web browser. The number of compatible games is low but could grow quickly.
Intel's latest investor note mentions "Project Endgame", a service that promises to offer the power of Arc GPUs for an "always-accessible, low-latency computing experience", which could mean gaming.
Nvidia's cloud gaming service is coming out of beta on its Smart TV app on select LG TVs. Users can choose from a catalog of free games or select from the Steam or Epic games catalog.
If you've been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it's been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap!
Microsoft has announced that it has crossed the 25 million subscribers milestone when it comes to Xbox and PC Game Pass members. Activision Blizzard games are also on their way to the service.
Intel GPU boss Raja Koduri talked a bit about the various upcoming GPU technologies it's working on. One of these is a remote gaming tech that will allow gamers to play on their friends' PCs.
Microsoft has begun the rollout of Xbox Cloud Gaming for its latest and last-gen Xbox consoles. Current-gen games like The Medium are available to Xbox One players too, with more coming soon.
Nvidia has expanded its GeForce Now membership to include a new premium tier that'll allow gamers to avail the power of the RTX 3080. This allows for a significant step-up in visuals and framerates.
This week in Microsoft Weekly, we look at all things Windows 11 as the OS is now generally available. We also look at some new apps incoming, new Xbox Game Pass titles, and more in our digest.
Microsoft has reportedly upgraded its Xbox Cloud Gaming backbone to custom and faster Series X hardware. A dedicated TV app for streaming games from the cloud is also under development.
Surveys hint at the preparedness of Windows 11, Office 2021 prices were revealed, Xbox Cloud Gaming made it to more markets and on the console, and more in our weekly Microsoft digest.
Microsoft today announced Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available across 26 countries as Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico join the mix. All that's required is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now being rolled out to the Xbox app on Windows 10 via the Insider program, adding another way for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream Xbox titles to their PCs.
The social media behemoth has added popular Ubisoft titles to its cloud gaming platform, which now covers almost the entire US population, with plans to expand to Europe next year.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is heading to all Game Pass Ultimate users in the 22 supported countries. It is also opening up the service on the web today, bringing it to Windows 10 and Apple devices.
Microsoft today said that it is working to expand cloud gaming to more devices. It aims to build the Xbox experience natively into smart TVs and introduce dedicated devices for other displays.
Today Google released a much-needed update for the web version of its cloud gaming service. Stadia for web is finally getting a search bar. Some future UI updates and features were also detailed.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has stated that Sony is still collaborating with Microsoft when it comes to cloud gaming, but the company's cloud strategy "will be unique and only on PlayStation".
Microsoft has announced that it's finally going to start publicly testing its cloud gaming service with select users on PC and iOS using a web portal. The beta will be invite-based, starting tomorrow.
Following its IP acquisition by 505 Games, cyberpunk slasher Ghostrunner has been announced for Amazon's cloud gaming service. The game is now available on the Luna platform in early access.
Google and Lenovo have partnered to make Stadia Pro games available for free on new Legion and IdeaPad gaming PCs for three months. The offer will be available in North America and Europe this month.
Nvidia has announced that GeForce Now is getting a new subscription tier for new members, which will cost double what existing users are paying. Current members will keep the $4.99 price, though.
The upcoming cooperative RPG by People Can Fly, Outriders, will be a launch title on the Xbox Game Pass subscription. Xbox console owners and cloud play users will have access starting on April 1.
In its weekly update, a new exclusive title for the Google Stadia platform was unveiled today. Duly christened PixelJunk Raiders, the game is scheduled to launch next month on March 1.
Google has announced that its shutting down its game development studios under Stadia Games & Entertainment, as it wants to focus on the Stadia platform and offer its technology to publishers.
Google has announced the lineup of games that will be available at no extra cost for Stadia Pro members in February, including an exclusive special edition of Journey to the Savage Planet.
Nvidia is expanding its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to more territories including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Australia in partnership with a number of telcos in those countries.
LG has announced that Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, is being built into its smart TVs later this year. Customers will be able to play straight from the TV as long as they have a controller.