Microsoft is integrating the cloud gaming service xCloud into the Xbox app for Windows 10
Microsoft xCloud is a cloud gaming service owned by Microsoft, that is, games are run in a data center and then streamed to user devices for remote interactive games.
This cloud gaming service relies on large data centers and high-performance hardware, so users’ local hardware does not need to be too good to run games smoothly.
At present, Microsoft’s cloud game service already supports the Android system and the web version. You can play various excellent large-scale games through the Microsoft xCloud Android version.
It’s just that Microsoft has not even extended the service to the Windows 10 platform so far, and users without an official client can only access it through the web.
The latest version of the Xbox application released by Microsoft in the Windows 10 Store seems to have integrated xCloud related codes, but it has not been enabled for the time being.
Therefore, Microsoft’s approach is likely to no longer develop the xCloud for Windows client separately but to directly integrate it into the Xbox game application.
In this way, users can either purchase games in the Microsoft Store through Xbox or subscribe to the xCloud cloud game service to directly play various cloud games provided by Microsoft.