Microsoft’s leadership said earlier this month that it was transitioning Xbox Cloud Gaming to more powerful Xbox Series X hardware, and now it looks like some games are getting the upgrade. As noted by The Virgin, players now have the option of 120fps and updated graphics for titles like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Rainbow Six Siege, While others like Dirt 5 they are simply faster loads. For now, Microsoft is not ready to confirm the change, telling the publication that it expects news soon about the data center updates.
The company launched the xCloud mobile game streaming service on Android in September with Xbox One S-based blade servers, but at the first track of E3 it said it would move to the Xbox Series hardware. In addition to improvements in loading times, frames, and optimized games, the change was intended to support transmission across larger screen devices.
The company has big plans for cloud games in general. Just days ago, Microsoft took over Portal co-creator Kim Swift to guide their efforts to build games for the cloud. As part of its first E3 unveiling, Microsoft has also confirmed that it will build one game streaming stick. I like Google Stage and Amazon Luna previously, the company worked to get Game Passes on smart TVs.
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