Microsoft Edge Gets an Xbox Cloud Gaming Update

Microsoft Edge Gets an Xbox Cloud Gaming Update that is bringing in great features to cloud gaming on the browser. Now that we would no longer be hearing of internet explorer, Microsoft Edge is heading to the center of the stage and it is bringing with it tons of features that would be regularly added.

Microsoft Edge Gets an Xbox Cloud Gaming Update

Microsoft Edge Gets an Xbox Cloud Gaming Update

Some of these features might actually make sense, like a built-in VPN or a currency converter. Others which include shopping and financing, have been heavily criticized for negatively impacting the performance of the browser.

And there are some features that you might think are not really related to web browsing but would also make sense, perhaps as an add-on. In a typical Microsoft fashion, however, Edge would be getting some amazing new built-in features aimed at a somewhat niche audience – in this case, users that can play AAA games via their browser using Microsoft’s very own cloud-based game streaming service.

Microsoft Edge Gaming Update

Gaming happens to be one of Microsoft’s most consistent cash cows, to the point that there were once hopes and fears that it would merge its Xbox and Windows platforms one way or the other. Of course, that never came, at least not in the way that people were worried about.

Microsoft Decided to instead build two-ways bridges between the two platforms while they still keep on separating them. The latest part of that effort is to indirectly bring the Xbox console titles to windows via the Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming service.

While you can enjoy the Xbox Cloud gaming on your smartphone – and as a matter of fact, the game was intended for mobile devices – the game streaming service has also made it way to PCs via the browser. Naturally, Microsoft would prefer that you make use of Edge for that purpose, and it is pushing out an update that would level up the software making it a much better gaming hub than the dedicated Xbox app – at least as far as Cloud-based game streaming is concerned.

Microsoft Edge Gets a Gaming Hub Homepage

Now it seems like Edge would be placing all your Xbox information, including your library and game recommendations, right on the browser’s new tab page, Microsoft has announced in a blog post.

Of course, you would have to click on the new gamin section in other to get there, so users that do not really care about gaming or do not have an Xbox Cloud gamin account would not have to deal with the changes. If you happen to have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you would be able to launch a game right then and there by just signing in.

Xbox Cloud Clarity Boost

Let’s say you make use of Edge to stream games; you would be treated with Edge’s New clarity boost. It is a spatial upscaling feature that seems exclusive to Microsoft Edge and would only work with Xbox Cloud gaming.

It is intended to make you actually feel like you are not actually streaming video footage from a remote server rather than gaming on a console. It is all smoke and mirrors, of course, and the actual experience might actually vary depending on the hardware your PC carries.

Xbox Microsoft Edge Update

For all PC gamers that do not have the Xbox Cloud gaming, Microsoft Edge still has something to offer them in this update. The browser’s new efficiency mode basically throttles Edge’s resource usage when a game is launched, allowing the game to use even more CPU and memory forcing you to close the browser.

And if you are not a fan of hardcore gaming, then you should know that Edge actually has a dedicated slot for more casual titles like Solitaire and Mahjong. Whether these should have been add-ons rather than built-in features is, of course, a debate for a different day.


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