The ability to stream games before downloading is coming to Xbox

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Later this year, Microsoft will allow Xbox users to try out a game before downloading it.

It will be possible thanks to Microsoft add cloud gaming directly in the Xbox app on PC and integrating it with the console experience.


This means that you can expect xCloud to be a more unified experience with Xbox and PC consoles.

This is a pretty handy option, as it will essentially allow you to try out a game before downloading it.

Speaking at a press briefing ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox E3 event, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about the company’s commitment to cloud gaming and bringing PC gaming .

“We are the only platform to offer PC, cloud and console games simultaneously,” said Spencer. “Others bring console games to PC years later, not only forcing people to buy their hardware up front, but then loading them a second time to play on PC.

“[And] with cloud gaming, we now have the ability to bring these excellent AAA-quality games to the hundreds of millions of below-spec Windows PCs that, to date, have not been able to play the bestselling games that everyone sees.

The company is also working with TV manufacturers to bring the Xbox experience directly into Internet-connected TVs. This would bring the company’s games to more people without needing a console, as all they would need would be an Xbox controller.

Microsoft also said this week that it wanted to release at least one game from its proprietary studios to Xbox Game Pass every three months.

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