Microsoft's cloud game comes to Windows 10: having a PC ready to play is no longer (as) necessary

We knew for a few weeks that Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox’s cloud gaming platform, was finalizing its arrival on Windows 10. Now the wait is over, since from now on it is possible to play Game Pass games without having to install them on the PC thanks to the cloud.

We have known Xbox Cloud Gaming for a long time. This Microsoft platform allows access to a large number of titles from anywhere, whether on the mobile, on the tablet and, now, from the computer. The only requirement? Be a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, have a compatible controller and a decent connection, Sure.

Requirements take a backseat

The game in the cloud is available through the Xbox app. Its objective is not only break the barrier of hardware requirements, something interesting if we have a little powerful PC and we want to play titles like ‘No Man’s Sky’, ‘Gears 5’ or ‘Forza Horizon 4’, but also that we can test a game before installing it locally.

Until now, if we wanted to try a Game Pass game we had to download it (and wait). With the advent of cloud gaming we can launch the game without waiting, try it for a while and, if it finally convinces us, download it to get the most out of it. Let’s think, for example, about taking advantage of the 144 Hz of the monitor or playing without appreciating the compression of the game in the cloud.

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Games compatible with cloud play they have an icon of a cloud (forgive the redundancy). That is the one that we will have to press to launch it. From Xbox they point out that it is also necessary to have a compatible controller to play.

Also comes streaming from the console


Another novelty that comes to Xbox Series X | S is Remote Play. In short, Xbox Remote Play allows us to play Xbox Series X, Series X or any generation of Xbox One games from our Windows 10 PC, Android phones and tablets, and iOS devices over the Internet, whether we are already connected to it. network or a different one.

The game will run on the Xbox and will be broadcast to our computer through the network. The difference with Game Pass? That we can play any game we have on our Xbox, not just those available in subscription. The streaming can be up to FullHD at 60 FPS.

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