Microsoft guaranteed on June tenth that it was in the “final stages” of upgrading its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) datacenters with Xbox Series X hardware — and almost fourteen days after the fact, maybe you can finally play games on that new hardware. Some xCloud games are currently showing upgraded graphics options in their settings menus that would somehow or another just be accessible on the Xbox Series X, or are loading a lot quicker on xCloud than they used to.
You can see upgraded graphics settings in Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Rainbow Six Siege in this tweet from my colleague Tom Warren.
They additionally saw that Dirt 5 stacked up rapidly and didn’t have a lot of slack during a race. Forza Horizon 4, then again, doesn’t appear to run on the updated xCloud equipment at this time; the latency felt a lot of more awful than it did for Dirt 5 and the game loaded much slower.
In an statement, Microsoft didn’t affirm that the new server hardware was rolling out, however guaranteed it will have news on the matter soon. “We’re continuously testing new features and making improvements to create a better Xbox Cloud Gaming experience,” Microsoft said. “We’ll have more to share soon about the upgrades we’re making to our Microsoft Datacenters.”
On June 10th, Microsoft likewise said that Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is presently just accessible as a welcome just beta, would be accessible through the program for all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate individuals “in the next few weeks.” During E3, Microsoft additionally uncovered that xCloud will come to Xbox One control center, which implies that the more seasoned gen equipment will actually want to play cutting edge games like Microsoft Flight Simulator through the cloud.
Also, recently, the organization uncovered that it expects to build “cloud-native games,” hiring the lady behind Portal as Xbox Game Studios’ new Senior Director of Cloud Gaming.