Microsoft is to begin rolling out Xbox Cloud Gaming on PCs and Apple devices to select users. Starting tomorrow, if you're playing on PC, iPhone, or iPad, you might get an invite to test Xbox Cloud Gaming via your device's web browser, but you'll need to be an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber.
How can you access Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC and Apple devices?
This news comes via the official Xbox website. In the post, Project xCloud (Microsoft's name for its streaming service) VP Catherine Gluckstein explains how the process works. Essentially, starting from tomorrow, there's a chance you'll get invited to try out Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC and Apple devices. In order to be eligible, you'll need to have an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Naturally, you'll also need a PC or an Apple device on which to play the games.
If you do receive an invite, you'll need to head over to this website to check out the game library. At the time of writing, more than 100 Xbox Game Pass games are compatible with cloud gaming. To play, all you need to do is launch the site through Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari. Sadly, those are the only three browsers currently officially supported. All of the games you can play will support a Bluetooth or USB controller, but you'll also find over 50 titles that have touch control support as well.
When will I get an invite for the new Xbox Cloud Gaming service beta?
If you're not lucky enough to get an invite in the initial wave, fear not. Microsoft says it's going to send out more invites "on a continuous basis" as time goes on, evaluating feedback it receives and altering the service as necessary. According to Microsoft, the plan is to "iterate quickly" and open up to every Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member in the coming months, so if you don't get an invite now, you'll almost certainly receive one before long.
We'll keep you posted on the Xbox Cloud Gaming service and will bring you more as soon as we get it. Until then, you can check out the official Xbox support hub for a list of supported devices, and be sure to also take a look at all of the countries in which Xbox Cloud Gaming is available too.
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