Xbox Cloud Gaming for Windows 10 PC and Apple Phones and Tablets Begin as Limited Beta

From Xbox Wire: "Our mission at Xbox is to empower you to play the games you want with the people you want, anywhere you want. Simply put, we believe games have the power to connect humanity and it’s our mission to make gaming more accessible to people around the world."

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21d ago
Orchard21d ago

About time too! We just need smart TV apps next.

NeoGamer23221d ago

I honestly can't wait for the day that all my devices are able to play my games.

I do not like that it is only in GamePass. Why don't they open this to your whole digital library that you own?

roadkillers20d ago

Coupdn't agree more as well

DeadManMMX20d ago

I thought your own games were part of it. I remote play mine all the time over my LTE.

Christopher20d ago

1. Helps sell GamePass (I know you know this, but it's one reason why)
2. GamePass includes licensing for streaming in this manner. This isn't included in normal store licensing.
3. If it wasn't in GamePass licensing deal then third-party studios could pull out as they see fit and you'd have a system of control solely with third-party studios that would irritate consumers.

TBH, Microsoft is doing it the best way they can without irritation and fatigue for the consumer. It's not ideal, but it's the better solution. Just look at how NVidia's streaming concept for Steam games went with all the third-party studios pulling out pretty quickly.

nickanasty20620d ago (Edited 20d ago )

I think you can do this already with Remote Play. I remember Microsoft mentioning that your Series X or S could act as a server and serve you out your games. I haven't tried this personally, but i believe Remote Play should do it.

NeoGamer23220d ago

Ya, I can stream from a console and do. But, I would prefer not having to be able to just access my library from anywhere on any device without my own streaming and VPN.

Tacoboto20d ago

Fortunately there is Remote Play for access to nearly your whole digital library.

But they have a bad precedent at the moment there in that 360/OG titles are being added to Cloud Streaming, but no word yet on BC becoming allowed when using Remote Play.

NeoGamer23220d ago

I can stream my XBO console and play any BC games. But I want to stream from anywhere outside my home as well. Don't want to play around with VPNs and such. Just want to stream my library from the cloud.

Tacoboto20d ago

What allows you to play BC games? The iOS and Android apps both won't let you play 360 or OG games

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