a new update Windows 10 came out today for PC that allows direct streaming of console games from the Xbox app. Ultimate Game Pass subscribers can now stream their console games directly to their PC and won’t require a download.
While this seems like a simple update that probably should have arrived earlier now, it is a significant update for PC owners. Since players will be able to stream the game, those who don’t have the fastest and best computers can still play high-spec games.
The only things needed are an Ultimate Game Pass and a console, which is a significantly lower asking price than a souped-up PC. This will allow greater access for gamers to try out games that they won’t be on their PC. While streaming games on various gaming platforms is still in its infancy, Microsoft is showing the world how it could look on the road ahead.
Earlier this summer, Microsoft announced that it plans to add Xbox apps to smart TVs that will allow players to stream Xbox games directly to their television sets. It shows with Windows 10 streaming that Microsoft has invested in giving players tons of options to play Xbox games. This means that players who originally thought there was no way to play the latest game will soon find that they are spoiled with options.
Direct cloud streaming to Windows 10 Xbox app is only usable for games on Game Pass. Other downloaded games on the console can still be streamed but must use the Remote Play app.