You will soon be able to try Xbox games before downloading them

You will soon be able to try Xbox games before downloading them

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X dashboard. Either way, utilizing xCloud to let Xbox players quickly jump into games before they’re downloaded will be particularly useful on day one game launches. With games regularly exceeding 100GB, it often takes hours to download titles if you didn’t plan ahead and preload a game before its launch.

“Later this year, we’ll add cloud gaming directly to the Xbox app on PCs, and integrated into our console experience, to light up all kinds of scenarios, like ‘try before you download,’” says Kareem Choudhry, head of cloud gaming at Microsoft. Microsoft isn’t detailing all of the ways that xCloud will appear on Xbox consoles, but trying games before you download them certainly opens up possibilities for Xbox owners who want to know what a game is like before buying it. In a briefing with members of the press ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox E3 event on Sunday, the company’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, was keen to stress Microsoft’s commitment to Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming.

“So right now we’re the only platform shipping games on console, PC, and cloud simultaneously,” says Spencer. “Others bring console games to PC years later, not only making people buy their hardware up front, but then charging them a second time to play on PC.” Microsoft’s Xbox chief calls out Sony’s approach

Spencer is of course referring to Sony and its ongoing efforts to bring more PlayStation games to PC years after their launch. Microsoft obviously prefers its own approach to launching simultaneously across multiple platforms and being available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Speaking of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is also committing to some form of a timeline for exclusive first-party content for the service. “In terms of the overall lineup, we want to get to a point of releasing a new game every quarter … we know that a thriving entertainment service needs a consistent and exciting flow of new content,” explains Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios. “So our portfolio will continue to grow as our service grows.” Microsoft isn’t providing an update on its Xbox Game Pass subscription growth yet. The service jumped to 18 million subscribers earlier this year, after growing steadily throughout 2020. Today’s announcements are part of some broader Xbox and xCloud news, including server upgrades to xCloud and Microsoft’s plans for an Xbox TV app and streaming sticks.

The News Highlights

  • You will soon be able to try Xbox games before downloading them
  • Check the latest world news updates and information about business, finance, technology and more.
  • Check the latest update on tech news
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
The Dunkirk Foundry Agreement provides a window into GFG's complex financing web

Pune: Through Project Care, confidence to extend financial help to children who have lost their parents to Covid-19

Ratan Rathi, trustee of Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust, said the trust is also working on creating a safety net for these children, so that if a calamity ...
Mind on Money: Emerging from the fog of COVID |  F. Marc Ruiz: Your mind on money

Mind on Money: Emerging from the fog of COVID | F. Marc Ruiz: Your mind on money

I could quote a myriad of recent economic statistics to support my point, but I don’t think I have to, as most of us have experienced these phenomena ...
How to Make a Mobile Movie Studio – Nokia X20

How to Make a Mobile Movie Studio – Nokia X20

In addition, the camera in the X20 is quadruple. Its main sensor is 64-megapixel with ultra-precise PDAF autofocus, and the other sensors are a 5MP ...
Orlando’s eleventh festival honors the past and highlights a bright future for black business

Orlando’s eleventh festival honors the past and highlights a bright future for black business

Ad “So all young ladies who know the tall-girl struggle will have an opportunity to find jeans that are trendy and that fits them perfectly, because you know ...
Crypto Shadow Banking explained and why 12% of earnings are common

Tallahassee woman reopens business after food truck was stolen months ago

Copyright 2021 WCTV. All rights reserved. Bennett said her truck will be open from Wednesday through Sunday at West Tennessee Street and White Drive and ...
How Brazil is reforming a public fund to finance broadband expansion

IN MONEY: The 5% Rule for Buying a Home | Features

Again, for ease of comparison, let us be conservative and assume that equities should average a 6% return each year, which is 3% greater than buying. The total ...
Pence praised Cohn for reviewing Trump at the Charlottesville Rally: book

Pence praised Cohn for reviewing Trump at the Charlottesville Rally: book

As Cohn stood near Trump at an infrastructure news conference just days after the rally, he was “increasingly alarmed and uncomfortable” with the response, and ...
Here’s What a developer could about his dislike of Security 

More fixes for the messed-up FPU/XSTATE handling are included in Linux 5.13.

Over the past year has been a lot of low-level x86 (x86_64) kernel code changes around Intel’s Linux 5.13 disabled Intel’s ENQCMD functionality for upcoming ...
Trump Officially Supports Challenger for GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski

Trump Officially Supports Challenger for GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski

After the Capitol riot, Murkowski swiftly called on Trump to step down from the presidency. Read more: 15 Senate Republicans are up for reelection in 2022. But ...
Opinion / Editorial: Mental health deaths require study |  Editorial

Opinion / Editorial: Mental health deaths require study | Editorial

These are patients who have serious medical conditions as well as mental health problems. State hospitals are not set up to provide complex medical care. When ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo