People may be able to play their favorite games on more devices in the future thanks to Xbox Streaming. At least, this is the vision Microsoft folks have for gamers.
Days before E3 2021, Xbox corporate vice president Liz Hamren said that cloud gaming is going to be the key to their hardware moving forward. This reinforces the notion that the company is heavily invested in making cloud gaming a thing.
This isn’t to say that the company will no longer focus on their consoles, but rather, want to provide multiple avenues for people to play their favorite titles, anytime and anywhere.
The company is also working with multiple TV manufacturers to integrate the Xbox Game Pass experience directly into TVs. If everything pushes through, people would only need a controller to start playing.
How Xbox Game Pass is Changing Moving Forward
Xbox Head Phil Spencer and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have shared some details about how Xbox Game Pass would change in the coming months.
First of all, the company is exploring new subscription offerings so that people from all over the world can enjoy what they have to offer. This could mean that you could get the Game Pass for a cheaper price depending on your country.
Next, they are going to build their own streaming devices specifically for cloud gaming to make their games even more accessible. This will alleviate the need to buy a dedicated console since people can just use their monitors or TVs.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan will soon enjoy cloud gaming as the service will officially launch later this year in these territories.
In addition, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate PC users will be able to do cloud gaming on popular web browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Edge. The feature will be coming in the next few weeks.
To ensure that cloud gaming will push through with as few problems as possible, Microsoft has employed the use of data centers with the latest generation hardware in the Xbox Series X. Expect faster load times, improved frame rates, and highly optimized experience.
If everything falls into place, the future of gaming will be bright indeed. What do you think of Microsoft and Xbox really banking on cloud gaming?