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Starting on Tuesday, Microsoft will send the first beta invites to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. The cloud gaming will occur over the browser.
This week, the cloud-gaming feature on Microsoft’s Xbox is opening up to Windows 10 PCs and Apple iPhones and iPads via a limited beta.
On Tuesday, Microsoft will send out the first beta invites to a select group of players subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99 a month.
The cloud-gaming feature, also known as xCloud, has been a free perk on the Game Pass Ultimate subscription. It removes the need to play the game on an Xbox console. Instead, you can simply stream the title over a Wi-Fi or mobile internet connection.
The feature was previously only available for Android smartphones and tablets. But the beta expands the game streaming to the Windows and iOS. Invited players will be able to stream the games on a browser, including Edge, Chrome, and Safari. All they have to do is visit xbox.com/play, where they’ll get access to over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles.
“In the early stages of the beta, we’ll be focusing on fine-tuning features and creating a consistent experience across platforms, while making sure games are running their best,” Microsoft said in the announcement.
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The company plans on sending out more beta invites over time to gamers in the US, Canada, and 20 other eligible countries. “Our plan is to iterate quickly and open up to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in the coming months so more people have the opportunity to play Xbox in all-new ways,” the company added.
However, you’ll need a Bluetooth or USB-connecter controller to play some of the games. Over 50 other titles in the catalog also feature touch-based controls. The other requirement is an internet connection with at least a 10Mbps download speed.