Xbox Cloud Gaming getting better on Linux and ChromeOS. The experience on Steam Deck should therefore be more interesting.

Cloud gaming is a very interesting technology in many ways, but it still needs to improve to be accessible to as many people as possible. It goes through certain aspects. One of them is resolution. If the bitrate follows, the proposed resolution must be high enough to offer a gaming experience closest to what can be obtained locally. Xbox Cloud Gaming do a step in the right direction.

Xbox Cloud Gaming getting better on Linux and ChromeOS

Gamers who use the Xbox Cloud Gaming service through a browser on ChromeOS or Linux systems, including the Valve Steam Deck console, will certainly be pleased to hear that their gaming experience is going to be improved. Indeed, the service should be available at higher resolutions on platforms. Games should also run more smoothly.

As discovered by Windows Centralan Xbox employee going by the pseudonym CohenJordan wrote on Reddit that this update marks the end of a transition to a new type of streaming technology, without explaining precisely what it is. According to CohenJordan, the good news is that if you use a browser to access Xbox Cloud Gaming on any device (like iOS), you should be treated to a more consistent experience.

The experience on Steam Deck should therefore be more interesting

Besides Linux and ChromeOS, Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is still in beta, also works on Xbox consoles, smartphones, tablets, computers and some smart TVs. Microsoft and Meta are also working to make it compatible with Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headsets.

Microsoft takes a very positive view of the presence of its Xbox Cloud Gaming service on Steam Deck. The Redmond firm has not yet released an Xbox app for the console (or Linux), but the American giant offers a guide to help you configure the service on Steam Deck.


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