The Verge reports that Alpha Skip-Ahead testers have received access to a new version of the Microsoft Edge browser (based on the Chromium engine) on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Its new features enable us to access a number of PC-only apps, including Discord, Google Stadia and even GeForce NOW.
We're talking about full-fledged use of these services, so it's possible to communicate via voice chat as well as cloud stream titles from platforms not available on Xbox consoles, i.e., Steam or Epic Games Store.
And sure, most of the games available on GeForce NOW can also be found on Xbox, but there are a few exceptions - one in particular should be mentioned. We're talking about Death Stranding, a game that was originally developed for the PlayStation 4 and later ported to PC. Thanks to Microsoft Edge on Chromium engine it is possible to run Hideo Kojima's game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, which is a really pleasant surprise. However, the same is not possible when it comes to Horizon Zero Dawn or Detroit: Become Human (via Video Games Chronicle).
Note that only alpha testers have access to the new browser version for now - we still have to wait a bit longer.
- GeForce Now - official website
- Xbox - official website