Microsoft And Valve Officially Bring Xbox Cloud Gaming To Steam Deck
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If you've managed to get your hands on the fancy new Steam Deck already, we've got good news to share out of the Xbox camp, as Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Cloud Gaming is officially now supported on the handheld device.

The service is accessible via the Microsoft Edge browser, and the company says it "worked closely with Valve" to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to the system. Interestingly, the Steam Deck runs on Linux rather than Windows, and Microsoft says it's "particularly excited about this as we feel it can open new opportunities in the Linux gaming community."

To access Xbox Cloud Gaming on your Steam Deck, you'll need to follow a set of instructions which are available over on the Microsoft Edge Reddit page, requiring you to install the Linux Beta version of the browser to get started.

Don't forget that some Xbox games are officially playable natively on the Steam Deck as well, so you can install the likes of Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, Sea of Thieves and more without having to play them via the cloud.

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