Microsoft has tapped the Linux distro Mariner as its host OS of choice to power Xbox storefronts across console, PC, mobile, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. It has successfully migrated PlayFab already.
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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.
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.
Today, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Samsung. The joint endeavor will see the launch of the Xbox app on Samsung Smart TVs on June 30, enabling Xbox Cloud Gaming without a console.
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.
Microsoft's cloud-based gaming service will soon add a much-need mouse and keyboard support to make console games available on any device without the need to buy additional hardware.
Microsoft has rolled out a new optimization called Clarity Boost for Xbox Cloud Gaming on Edge Canary. It results in better image quality and will roll out to all Edge users by next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft is testing the web version of its Xbox game streaming service internally, which currently works only on Chromium-based browsers. Screenshots of that version have leaked today.
2020 has been a long hard year, but the technology world has marched forward with some cool new products this year. Let's take a look at some of the best products we've seen this year.
The beginning of December has brought Control to Game Pass, a new Feature Experience Pack to Windows, as well as a holiday ad from Microsoft. Make sure to catch up via our handy overview.
Razer has announced a pair of new headsets designed for use with the Xbox ecosystem. The Kaira and Kaira Pro are designed to work with Xbox consoles, but the latter also supports PCs and mobile.
Microsoft today announced that 10 more titles in its Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming section have received on-screen controls support. These include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Dead Cells, and more.
Ubisoft's popular tactical first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege is being introduced to Xbox Game Pass later this week. The game is coming to the console variant as well as Android using cloud play.
This week brought with it new Insider builds for both Widows and Office, the availability of new Surface hardware and of course, Xbox Series optimized games. Be sure to catch up via our recap.
October's first full week brought with it a Bing rebrand, an announcement about Gears Tactics, new Windows 10 vNext builds, and much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
Following Apple's strict rules regarding cloud gaming on iOS devices, Microsoft's gaming boss, Phil Spencer, reportedly revealed plans to bring xCloud to iOS in 2021 via a browser-based app.
Today, Microsoft revealed more than 150 games that will be available when Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming launches on September 15. Titles like Destiny 2 and Yakuza Kiwami are on the list.
Apple recently updated its App Store guidelines, offering some breathing room when it comes to allowing game streaming services. However, Microsoft is not satisfied with the changes.
Today, Apple published a list of revisions to its App Store guidelines, one of which finally allows streaming games, but those games have to be distributed individually, an issue for Microsoft.
Microsoft is reportedly testing the ability to let users log into Xbox Live from multiple devices. This will allow users to play games using xCloud from a phone while streaming content on a console.
Microsoft has put an official date on the launch of cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass, bringing the over 100 games on the service to players on smartphones, thanks to Project xCloud.
In light of the work-from-home focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of the solution it's providing for first and third-party developers creating their games remotely.
Android users in the Project xCloud preview now have access to five more games to play through the cloud. The new additions include Ori & the Will of the Wisps, Batman: Arkham Knight, and more.
Microsoft's game streaming service is heading to 11 more countries. Project xCloud will begin its rollout in these Western European nations when bandwidth stress is less of a problem.
Samsung announced that it's bringing Forza Street to its Galaxy Store, expanding its partnership with Microsoft. It also teased some new features coming later this year regarding game streaming.
In a recent statement, Microsoft's head of Xbox claimed that the current console manufacturers are "out of position" for the gaming market going forward and that Google and Amazon are its true rivals.
Microsoft's xCloud gaming service keeps growing, and the company has added 15 new titles to the library of supported games. There are now over 80 games available on Project xCloud.
There's been a fair few bits of news this week, among which was Ninja joining Mixer full time, the discovery of an upcoming cloud restore feature in Windows 10, and more. Be sure to catch up below.
As gamescom and the second xCloud public testing draw near, a duo of store listings have revealed regular and paid xCloud test games. It could mean that Microsoft is exploring a tiered approach.