09 Aug 2021 3:49 PM +00:00

Xbox Cloud Gaming Comes To Windows 10 For Insiders

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming, the company's game-streaming service, will come to the Xbox App on Windows 10 PCs in 22 countries as of today for Insiders.

The Insider program, which allows for beta testing of upcoming features, will allow for players to stream Xbox titles to their Windows 10 PC, potentially negating the need for more powerful hardware.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming Comes To Windows 10 For Insiders

The latest Xbox Wire blog post from Jason Beaumont, Partner Director of Xbox Experiences, explains that games will be able to be streamed to Windows 10 devices and be playable with an Xbox controller connected via USB or Bluetooth.

"All you need to do is connect a compatible controller via Bluetooth or USB, launch the Xbox app, click the “cloud games” button, select your game and start playing," it explains.

"We’ve also added some new features to help you get started, including easy-to-access information on controller and network status, social features to stay connected with friends, and the ability to invite people – even those also playing on cloud without the game installed – to join you in a game."

This will mean that, in theory, you can stream a AAA title like the upcoming Halo Infinite to your older or less powerful PC through a combination of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

In other Xbox news, Microsoft confirmed it'll host a Gamescom stream later this month.