Xbox – Cloud
If you’ve found yourself wondering about what Xbox Cloud gaming is and how you can use it, we’ve written this post to help you.
It was originally named Project xCloud and was designed to let you play games on the go on any device you own.
The only catch is that the devices need to be compatible with it and you need a stable internet connection to reap the most benefit out of it.
In this post, we’ve put together a complete rundown of everything you need to know about Xbox Cloud gaming.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
What is Xbox Cloud Gaming?
It is a cloud service by Microsoft that allows you to play and access different Xbox Game Pass games on various devices.
This means you don’t need an Xbox console to access these Xbox titles.
The service lets you stream the games through the Cloud so you don’t have to download them.
This also means that you can play these games anywhere and as soon as you download them as long as you have a fast internet connection. Furthermore, this helps you save space on your Xbox unit.
How Does Xbox Cloud Gaming Work?
As we said, when you play a game with Xbox Cloud gaming, you’re basically streaming it to your screen.
How does this work?
Well, Microsoft has different servers around the world. When you select the game, the actual rendering of the game takes place in the server nearest to you, which is then streamed to your screen.
All of this happens in a matter of milliseconds. This is also why you need a stable internet connection. We recommend a minimum of 5Ghz Wifi or higher.
How To Use Xbox Cloud Gaming?
After ensuring a stable internet connection, you can stream from the cloud can be done in these simple steps:
What Can You Play on Xbox Cloud?
Microsoft has spent years acquiring independent and established games. Therefore, you can expect a sizable library. But, this also depends on what region you’re in.
To know what games you can play on the cloud, look for the little cloud icon.
Some of our favorite games are:
- Among Us
- Forza Horizon 5
- Life is Strange True Colors
- Halo Infinite
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Gear Tactics
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
What makes Xbox Cloud so popular is that it’s a great alternative to downloading games. This means you’ll be saving tons of storage, especially since the latest-generation games are so large.
Moreover, you don’t need an Xbox to access these games.
However, on the downside, you will have to subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which can get quite expensive.
If you’re a beginner and want to learn more about Xbox and its services, we suggest you check out our post here.