Streaming games might not be the future in and of itself, but it's definitely a contender for one of the most convenient gaming technologies around.
It's the kind of thing that feels futuristic, just because being able to play games without installing them, especially when you're playing Halo on your phone, is just kind of absurd in the best possible way.
It's also a service that's going to be coming elsewhere, like on PC and your Xbox itself.
Here's what you need to know as it stands at the moment.
Can you use xCloud on PC?
The answer is currently no, but it will eventually be yes.
The service states that it will be coming to PC at some point, but there's no firm date. It's a little frustrating because we know the service works, but the lack of it on PC is understandable because Game Pass already exists there, and you're more likely to have memory and power to play at least some of the games.
That being said, you might be wondering when you'll be able to use it on PC. After all, it still boosts the usefulness of even an old laptop quite considerable.
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When will xCloud be available on PC?
As explained in an article on the Xbox website "Expanding Xbox to new players is central to our ambition of helping games and developers find an easy path to the world’s 3 billion gamers. We are doing this by embracing multiple devices and providing a consistent Xbox experience wherever you log in, whether that’s on your Xbox Series X|S, PC, Xbox One, Android device or – starting in Spring 2021 – your Windows PC and iOS device from the cloud."
That means we'll be able to jump in all over the place in what should hopefully only be a few months. We've got no idea of a specific date, but we are very excited to see it rolled out.
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