IN A NUTSHELL:
- Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed that Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming will eventually extend to PC games;
- This will happen in the unspecified future - for now the priority is on console productions;
- Xbox Cloud Gaming tests will begin today in a web browser on PC and Apple devices - selected Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be invited to participate.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has stated on Twitter that Xbox Cloud Gaming, the streaming platform available as part of Xbox Game Pass, will also feature PC games in the future. This is one of the reasons why the company is keen for games to offer cross-save feature (enabling us to use the same saved game state on several different devices).
It looks like it's only a matter of time before PC games become available on Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming - although it's worth bearing in mind that it could potentially be quite a long time.
It's worth noting that starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming will be available to test in browser on Windows 10 PCs and Apple devices (the list of supported browsers will include Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Safari). Microsoft will be sending invites to selected Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, who will be able to check out more than 100 titles available on the platform. A controller connected to the device via Bluetooth or USB is required (though touch controls are also available for 50 games).
- Xbox Game Pass - official website