With a post on the official website of its videogame division, Microsoft announced the arrival of a novelty for Windows 10 users enrolled in the Insider program: the official Xbox app is updated to support Xbox Cloud Gaming technology natively. It is available from today in 22 countries around the world, including Italy.
Redmond house has unveiled a new feature that concerns Windows 10 users enrolled in the Insider program, who will test the new, firsthand official Xbox app version with native streaming game support.
The new app integrates the Xbox Cloud Gaming infrastructure. It allows Insider users in 22 countries worldwide, including Italy, to test the quality of the service starting today directly from the official Xbox AA included in every copy of Windows 10.
To use the service, connect a controller via USB or Bluetooth, start the Xbox app, select the “Cloud games” tab, browse a list that includes over one hundred games, and click on the “Play” button to start the game session.
Among the innovations introduced by Microsoft to facilitate Xbox Cloud Gaming, there is also a series of new information accessible directly from the controller, a page that can inform the player about the conditions of his network, new social features. It is possible to contact friends and even invite other people (including cloud players who have not installed the game) to join their game.
Microsoft promises further changes to the Xbox Cloud Gaming platform in the future, given the conclusion of the beta phase and the official launch for all players. Will we find out the launch date on the occasion of the newly announced conference of the American giant at Gamescom 2021?