Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One owners will be able to play PC games using Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming platform. Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service is now available on Microsoft Edge, allowing Xbox owners to play Steam PC titles on their consoles. Nvidia has finally started supporting the Edge browser that now arrives on Xbox in a test update to GeForce Now today, which offers access to over 1,000 PC titles.
Tom Warren of The Verge tried out the service on the Xbox One X and found it to be a clumsy experience at best. While the visual acuity is amazing, the increased slowness experienced when playing through the browser, as well as the annoying inclusion of the console-style control cursor, make it far from seamless. Casual games may be playable in this manner, but fast-paced multiplayer games are unlikely.
One suggestion is to go into your Xbox’s display settings, select “video fidelity & overscan,” and uncheck “apps can apply a border.” A cloud game will operate without black boundaries in this manner.
Nvidia just released a new tier for its cloud gaming service, so the beta update for GeForce Now comes as no surprise. The new RTX 3080 tier is costly – £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 for 6-months access – but you get to play games with hardware that considerably outperforms the Xbox Series X’s capabilities.
GeForce Now may not have all PC games, but it does have over 1,000, with more being added all the time. You can also use a mouse and keyboard to play games that don’t have typical gamepad controls on your Xbox.
Xbox will be introducing PC titles to its own Cloud Gaming service in the near future. Members of the Xbox Insider program can already try out the platform on their consoles.