Xbox Cloud Gaming Is Reportedly One Step Closer To Releasing On PC

Microsoft has previously announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming would be arriving on iOS and PC sometime in the Spring. It now seems that the PC version is far ahead of the iOS release and is currently going through a very important phase.

According to a couple of industry insiders, the development of Xbox Cloud Gaming for PC has entered the testing phase, with a large group of beta testers within Microsoft checking out the experience ahead of its launch. The Verge editor Tom Warren shared the first images of the web browser version of Xbox Cloud Gaming, which shows the UI in action. When a game launches, it is said the experience will enter a full screen state with an Xbox controller needed to play.

Brad Sams from Thurrott also claims his sources have reported the service being a "bit buggy" at present, but it's all part of the process. Additionally, the most interesting note is that it's currently only compatible with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge for now, meaning other browser users might be forced to switch over. However, this could change closer to the full release.

Sams also notes about the lack of information surrounding a standalone app for the service and has stated he's "not entirely sure of at this time" whether it will make an appearance. However, Tom suggests that a version of xCloud for PC will be bundled into the Windows 10 Xbox app, so we'll have to wait and see what happens...

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