Microsoft Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS

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  • Microsoft is planning to greatly expand the range of its cloud gaming service.
  • Thus, cloud gaming will be coming to both Windows 10 and iOS devices, very soon.
  • The tech company is revamping its major data centers, with the latest Xbox hardware
  • Note that the initiative addresses all the Xbox Game Pass subscribers, as this will be a requirement for using the service.
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Here is some good news for all the gamers out there! Microsoft is planning to extend Xbox Cloud Gaming to Apple’s iPhones and tablets, as well as Windows 10.

This will happen through browsers, such as Edge, Chrome or Safari, for all the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Note that this service is currently available in 22 countries.

Microsoft continues to boost cloud gaming infrastructure

A more than welcome initiative, considering that a lot of the Xbox users have adopted iOS mobile devices, instead of Android.

The Redmond-based tech company announced that the customized Xbox Series X hardware is continuously fueling the Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

Also, Microsoft admits to having worked on revamping its major data centers, with the latest Xbox hardware.

This initiative will consolidate the delivery of enhanced frame rates and load times, thus upgrading the entire video gaming experience.

This whole strategy seems to be very well devised, considering that experts predict that the global cloud gaming market is forecast to witness a CAGR of 45.2% between 2021 and 2026.

We also have to take into consideration the fact that cloud gaming has been registering increased usage, as it allows access to video games from various devices, from anywhere, at anytime.

The biggest upside of cloud gaming is, of course, the fact that users no longer need to spend their hard earned money on costly gaming hardware, such as consoles, laptops, or PCs.

Constant innovation in the gaming sector further expands the market

Yet another important factor that we shouldn’t overlook is the increased usage of smartphones, and futuristic technologies, such as virtual reality.

All this, paired with accelerated 5G deployment, are actually the main catalysts driving this multi billion dollar market.

As you can imagine, this is an environment in which Microsoft thrives, considering that they already are a dominant name in the video game industry.

So, naturally, the tech company doubled down on expanding its video game business, as the gaming industry is witnessing a constant boom.

The COVID-19 pandemic and all its subsequent lockdowns, that were imposed worldwide, gave an even more massive boost to the already thriving video game industry.

So, Microsoft’s major plan now is to attract even more subscribers to its Game Pass service. An expected move, considering the fierce competition it gets from rivals such as Sony, or Nintendo.

Have you already switched to cloud gaming? If so, share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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