Xbox Game Streaming Stories September 17

Bandwidth: PlayStation Now could head to Australia, Xbox cloud gaming comes to Windows

Cloud gaming is seeing upgrades from all sides this week. As Stadia added more games, so did Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna, and GeForce Now, but what might be most important is device expansion from Microsoft and the possible addition of streaming in Australia from PlayStation Now.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories September 10

Bandwidth: Football Manager 2022 returns to the cloud w/ Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass continues to be a force for good in cloud gaming as, this week, it’s been confirmed that Football Manager 2022 will continue to be available in the cloud with Xbox Game Pass upon its next release.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories September 3

Bandwidth: PlayStation Now brings Final Fantasy, Craftopia on Game Pass, more

Outside of Stadia this week, there were some notable announcements in cloud gaming. That includes a big wave of Final Fantasy titles launching on PlayStation Now and more new games on Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories August 27

Bandwidth: Xbox Game Pass gets Psychonauts 2, console launch as others announce new games

As a new month approaches, cloud gaming platforms are announcing more big additions, but this week, it was Gamescom and releases like Psychonauts 2 on Xbox Game Pass that really made headlines.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories August 20

Bandwidth: Twelve Minutes, Star Wars Battlefront make cloud debut; Boosteroid coming to the US

Cloud gaming saw a few pretty big releases this week, and on Xbox Game Pass, that included the launch of Twelve Minutes and Star Wars Battlefront on the cloud. Further, Boosteroid has confirmed plans to launch in the United States.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories August 13

Bandwidth: Xbox Game Pass teases more additions as GeForce Now keeps growing

If you’re excited about cloud gaming, there’s good news, as some of the best places to play just keep expanding. This week, Xbox Game Pass announced a bunch of new additions including Stardew Valley, while GeForce Now just keeps adding more and more titles.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories August 6

Bandwidth: Skate and more join Xbox Game Pass as August brings more to PS Now, GFN

With a new month starting, new games are heading to various cloud services. That includes Xbox Game Pass, which is adding EA’s Skate 3 for cloud streaming alongside others.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories July 29

Cloud gaming is expanding in huge ways right now, and Android TV saw a big release there last month with the debut of Google’s Stadia platform on Android TV and Google TV devices. Xbox Game Pass, despite supporting Android, hasn’t supported Android TV since its launch, but it seems that may be changing.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories July 23

Bandwidth: Amazon Luna’s ‘Family Channel’ and new Xbox Game Pass additions

Each cloud service offers its own value and special abilities, and it seems that Amazon is working on a neat idea. Apparently, Amazon Luna is preparing a new “Family Channel” that recently appeared for some users.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories July 9

Bandwidth: PS Now, Xbox Game Pass announce July additions as GFN, Luna add more titles

Outside of Stadia this week, cloud gaming has seen news of new games heading to most platforms, including Luna, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, and PlayStation Now, too, for the month of July.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories July 2

Bandwidth: God of War could return to the cloud PlayStation Now’s next batch of games

After announcing further commitment to its cloud gaming efforts recently, Sony is about to bring one of its best exclusives to PlayStation Now as a leaked ad reveals God of War is coming to the service.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 28

Xbox Game Pass is now playable on Chromebooks, though unofficially

With the new capability for playing in web browsers, Xbox Game Pass streaming can now be played on Chrome OS, though only unofficially.

One of the best parts of cloud gaming is the ability to play just about anywhere. That’s a goal that Google’s Stadia has been fulfilling for a while, and now, it’s something that Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass streaming is catching up on with its formal debut on your browser and iOS.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 25

Bandwidth: Xbox Game Pass and Amazon Luna announce July 2021 game additions

July is almost here, and with it, new games for Xbox Game Pass and Amazon Luna. Here’s what’s coming.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 18

Bandwidth: Xbox Game Pass dominates E3, plus new GeForce Now titles

E3 2021 brought a bunch of new game announcements, and while cloud gaming wasn’t a major focus of the event, Xbox Game Pass got some major wins. Here’s what you need to know.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 11

Bandwidth: GeForce Now will give Priority access for free during E3, xCloud takes aim at the TV

Nvidia GeForce Now is technically free, but the Priority tier makes it a far better experience. As a special promotion during E3 2021, GeForce Now will offer its upper tier for free for a limited time.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 10

Xbox Game Pass to get Series X upgrade and full browser support in coming weeks

Microsoft has announced that their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate streaming is set to gain Series X upgrades and full support for Chrome and more in the coming weeks.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 4

Bandwidth: June games for PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass, and the latest GeForce Now additions

With a new month comes a refresh to the library for just about every cloud gaming platform. This week, Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now announced new additions for June as GeForce Now and Luna also added new titles. Here’s what you need to know.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories May 28

Bandwidth: GeForce Now and Luna add new games; Sony plans to ‘strengthen’ PlayStation Now

Cloud gaming goes beyond Google Stadia. In our first installment of “Bandwidth,” we’re looking at new games added to GeForce Now, promised for Amazon Luna, and Sony’s plans to build on PlayStation Now.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories April 19

Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming expands to Chrome and other browsers in ‘limited beta’

As it teased earlier this year, Microsoft is expanding its xCloud streaming for Xbox Game Pass to Chrome and other browsers, though it’s starting in a “limited beta.”

Xbox Game Streaming Stories March 31

Xbox Game Pass can now stream Xbox 360, original Xbox games on Android

As cloud gaming has expanded, Xbox Game Pass and its xCloud streaming tech has been a great way to experience the frictionless way to play. Now, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play a collection of games from the Xbox 360 through cloud streaming.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories March 11

Fallout 4, Skyrim, and more coming to Android tomorrow through Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft’s acquisition of Zenimax, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, id Software, and more, has come to fruition today, bringing many exciting games like Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Android and more through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories March 3

Microsoft is reportedly upgrading xCloud streaming w/ Xbox Series X backend, 1080p

While streaming isn’t the focus of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, it is an increasingly important part of the subscription service. Now, it looks like Microsoft is about to address one of xCloud’s biggest limits by upgrading streaming resolution to 1080p.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories February 15

In the opinion of a lot of gamers, Xbox Game Pass and its xCloud streaming is the pinnacle of game streaming today, but it can be hard to see it that way when Microsoft’s offering lags behind on resolution, stream quality, and device support. Now, Microsoft is testing the ability to stream Xbox games through the browser, playing catchup with Stadia, GeForce Now, and Luna.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories December 16, 2020

One of the bigger changes in the gaming world for 2020 was the rise of cloud gaming services like Google Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, and Amazon Luna. Here are some fantastic controllers and accessories to upgrade your personal kit or to give to the Stadia or cloud gamer in your life.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories December 9, 2020

Xbox Game Pass will bring xCloud streaming to the web next year to catch up w/ Stadia

The beauty of cloud gaming is the ability to play games on quite literally any device, but Microsoft’s xCloud offering hasn’t fulfilled the promise just yet. That’s going to change soon, though, as Microsoft is planning to add a web app for Xbox Game Pass, which uses the company’s xCloud streaming tech.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories November 11, 2020

Earlier this year, Microsoft’s xCloud streaming graduated from a “preview” to a full-fledged part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Now Microsoft is looking to expand Xbox Game Pass Ultimate streaming to new countries like Brazil and Mexico, starting with another xCloud preview period.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories September 16, 2020

After a few months in testing, Microsoft officially launched “Project xCloud” this week as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The cloud streaming service is live now on most Android devices, but Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Game Pass won’t arrive on Android TV anytime soon.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories August 4, 2020

Razer launches Xbox edition of Kishi for Android controller, perfect for xCloud

Earlier this year, Razer launched a fantastic new controller for almost all Android phones with the Nintendo Switch-esque Razer Kishi. Now Razer is rereleasing the Kishi with a new design optimized for Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud.

[U: Sept. 15] Microsoft’s Project xCloud streaming going public in Sept. as part of Xbox Game Pass

The next big step in gaming is game streaming, as evidenced by Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia launching competing services. As Project xCloud readies its launch in September, Microsoft is finally explaining the service’s pricing and its integration with Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories July 22, 2020

Samsung has had a standing partnership with Microsoft, so today’s news shouldn’t come as any surprise. According to a report from WinFuture, the Galaxy Note 20 series will be marketing with Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming platform.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 22, 2020

Microsoft shutting down Mixer, connecting Xbox’s xCloud to Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is shutting down Mixer, its competitor to Twitch and YouTube Gaming, while moving both their partners and their xCloud game streaming service to Facebook Gaming.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories June 18, 2020

Like Stadia, Microsoft will upgrade the hardware behind xCloud in 2021 w/ Xbox Series X

Google Stadia is one of the first names people think of when it comes to game streaming, but a close second is Microsoft’s xCloud. Today, it’s been revealed that Microsoft plans to upgrade the backend of xCloud next year with hardware from the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories February 5, 2020

Microsoft’s Xbox has been one of the dominant gaming platforms for a long time now, but times are changing and a lot of focus is shifting to cloud-based platforms. With just a few months to go until launching its next Xbox, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said he views Google Stadia and Amazon as the company’s “main” competition.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories January 22, 2020

Microsoft’s xCloud streaming preview expands to Canada, its fourth country

Microsoft’s future competitor to Stadia, Project xCloud, has been expanding its capabilities over the past several months. The company has big ambitions for xCloud in 2020, and today, it’s announcing a new supported country with Canada.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories January 21, 2020

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming picks up 15 games including Stadia flagship Destiny 2

While game streaming is a surprisingly full market, the two biggest rivals at the moment are Google Stadia and Microsoft’s Xbox One powered xCloud Preview. Today, Microsoft’s Project xCloud has added 15 more games to its library, including Stadia’s flagship title Destiny 2.

Xbox Game Streaming Stories November 18, 2019

The cloud game streaming wars are set to hot up as right on the heels of Google Stadia we have gaming industry stalwart Microsoft offering the xCloud Preview — which doubles as cloud-based Xbox One console that is playable from your smartphone.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories November 14, 2019

Google Stadia is set to launch next week, but missing features and a tiny launch list of games is hurting the platform’s debut. Today, Microsoft announced that its xCloud streaming service would debut in full next year and, as a kick to Stadia’s pants, the service just added 50 more games too.

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Xbox Game Streaming Stories September 25, 2019

Microsoft prepares public preview of its Google Stadia competitor, Project xCloud

Game streaming is poised to make some big changes to the industry over the next few years, and Google Stadia is helping to lead the charge. Now, Microsoft’s “Project xCloud” is accepting sign-ups for a public preview of the platform.

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