To compete with Google's Stadia, Microsoft has officially launched its game streaming service, named xCloud. And it's here to make things easier for the gamers.
The service is an alternative to expensive gaming consoles. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on the consoles, gamers will be able to directly subscribe xCloud to enjoy their favorite Xbox games.
It's believed that the minimum internet speed required for this service would be around 10 Mbps.
Game streaming is included as part of Microsoft's $14.99/month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service, which offers more than 150 Xbox games.
On the other hand, Stadia may be free but would require gamers to buy original copies of the games. And the cost of those ranging from 14.99 to 60 dollars.
As the service is entirely based on the internet connection, performance would vary depending on the speed. Faster connections mean better performance while playing the games.
Microsoft is optimistic about the service as almost all platforms support xCloud. But as of now gamers with iPad and iPhones won't be able to subscribe to the service due to Apple's developer rules.