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Xbox Cloud Gaming has come to PC

Xbox Cloud Gaming has come to PC

Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming service is now available on PC.

The Big M revealed the news in a blog post on Xbox Wire, saying that the platform would be supported by people running Windows 10, in addition to the service coming to Apple devices too. At the moment, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available in 22 different countries.

"Today marks a key milestone in our journey to bring the Xbox experience to all gamers, and we can’t wait for you to begin playing," VP and head of product of Xbox Cloud Gaming Catherine Gluckstein said.

"I remember about three years ago, the first time I picked up a phone and played a cloud game, using nothing but touch controls. It’s a moment I’ll never forget, where the beauty of the graphics mixed with the creativity of technology to create something truly magical. So, from Team Xbox to you, we hope you experience more joy and connection through gaming anywhere and everywhere."

This follows Microsoft revealing in April that it was rolling out a beta for the streaming service. Xbox Cloud Gaming started life as Project xCloud back in 2018, a platform that was in beta for a year. Microsoft brought more games to the service in November 2019.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is available via the Ultimate tier of Game Pass.

Earlier this month, Microsoft snapped up Valve vet Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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