Xbox Cloud Streaming Now Fully Powered by Custom Xbox Series X Hardware

Update 10/07/21: IGN understands that Xbox Cloud Gaming is now fully powered by customized Xbox Series X {hardware}, which ought to enhance efficiency and cargo instances for all streamed video games.

The transfer comes forward of Xbox’s push into Cloud Gaming both on consoles and throughout off-console codecs, including TVs and streaming sticks. Offering potential next-gen efficiency in streamed video games will possible type a part of Xbox’s pitch to those that would not in any other case purchase a brand new console, in a bid to realize head of Xbox Phil Spencer’s said objective for, “everybody on Earth to have the ability to take part [on gaming], it doesn’t matter what system you may have entry to, or the place you’re, and with out spending some huge cash on each little bit of particular person leisure.”

Update: A Microsoft spokesperson advised IGN, “We’re repeatedly testing new options and bettering create a greater Xbox Cloud Gaming expertise. We’ll have extra to share quickly concerning the upgrades we’re making to our Microsoft Datacenters.”

Without any official discover, Microsoft seems to be rolling out Xbox Series X server blades on its Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming service.

A welcome shock for a lot of customers at present who noticed the distinction, Microsoft appears to be upgrading its present Xbox One S server blades, which launched with Xbox Cloud Gaming again in September, to the corporate’s latest and strongest console, the Xbox Series X.

The screenshot above is a shot of Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox’s cloud gaming service seemingly utilizing Xbox Series X server blades. The inform right here is that the “Prioritize Resolution” graphics mode states that the mode will “run the sport at 120 fps, reducing decision if crucial.”

Rainbox Six Siege may be performed at 120FPS on Xbox Series X, however the sport cannot be performed at 120FPS on the Xbox One S, main many Twitter customers like Klobrille, pictured under, to imagine that Microsoft is now rolling out Xbox Series X server blades.

Klobrille says the sport feels nice on the Xbox Series X cloud gaming server blades, a sentiment echoed by many different eagle-eyed gamers on Twitter at present. Twitter user Sephamus stated that after logging out and logging again in to Black Desert, the sport was “abruptly loading and performing 10x higher.”

Another Twitter person, T3CHFX, stated the identical may be stated for Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

By upgrading from Xbox One S server blades to Xbox Series X server blades, Xbox Cloud Gaming customers will see higher decision, higher efficiency, and extra graphics-related choices than seen in Xbox One S variations of video games.

Microsoft has not formally confirmed whether or not or not such a server improve is rolling out beginning at present, however the proof is there. While ready to be taught extra, examine how Microsoft plans to bring Xbox Series X|S exclusives to Xbox One consoles via cloud gaming after which take a look at this story about Xbox Game Studios hiring Portal’s Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.

Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You can comply with him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.

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