Xbox Cloud Gaming now supports up to 120fps streaming

It appears Microsoft has begun rolling out an upgrade for its Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming service by upgrading xCloud server blades with Xbox Series X hardware, providing a performance boost to some games.

Rumours had been floating around about Xbox Cloud Gaming’s server blades getting an upgrade for a while before Microsoft confirmed that it was updating its datacentres with the new hardware. When the service first launched, it was powered using Xbox One S technology. Now, several reports from across the internet suggest that Microsoft has started swapping out older hardware and replacing it with Xbox Series X internals.

Certain games such as Rainbow Six Siege and Yakuza: Like a Dragon now show performance modes or 120fps options when playing via Xbox Cloud Gaming. The following list, compiled by Theorry over on Resetera (via VGC), shows which games look to have been updated:

  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Outriders
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Gears Tactics
  • MLB The Show
  • No Mans Sky
  • State of decay 2
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Call of the Sea
  • Conan Exiles
  • CrossCode
  • Dark Alliance
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Descenders
  • Desperados III
  • Destiny 2
  • Dirt 5
  • For Honor
  • Gears 5
  • Gonner2
  • Grounded
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Haven
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Maneater
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Morkredd
  • Planet Coaster
  • Second Extinction
  • Stellaris
  • Subnautica
  • Superhot Mind Control Delete
  • The Falconeer
  • The Touryst
  • The Wild at Heart
  • Warhammer Vemintide 2
  • We Happy Few
  • Yes, Your Grace
  • Zombie Army 4

Microsoft hasn’t made any official announcement on the Xbox Cloud Gaming upgrade, other than saying it was in the final stages of upgrading its datacenters with the new hardware a couple of weeks back. We’ll update you as soon as we find out more.

Recently, Microsoft announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming would be fully integrated into the Xbox app on PC, and make its way to Xbox consoles, including Xbox One, which would make Xbox Series X|S exclusive games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator playable on previous-gen consoles using Cloud Gaming.

Have you tested out any of these games with Xbox Cloud Gaming after the upgrade? Let us know if you have and how they played in the comments below.

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