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    Xbox app for Windows now supports Game Pass streaming

    Even if you don't own an Xbox you can enjoy the console game library on Windows 10 or newer.
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    Re: Xbox app for Windows now supports Game Pass streaming

    Hmmm... I feel a testing session coming on after work.

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    Re: Xbox app for Windows now supports Game Pass streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Hmmm... I feel a testing session coming on after work.
    I was thinking of getting a series x, but if I can stream fast enough it might be worth using my PC instead. Let us know your results

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    Re: Xbox app for Windows now supports Game Pass streaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Hmmm... I feel a testing session coming on after work.
    I was thinking of getting a series x, but if I can stream fast enough it might be worth using my PC instead. Let us know your results
    Pretty impressed - controller rumble is now implemented (something that was lacking in the browser-based incarnations of xCloud so far) and injects more life back into the games I tested tonight.

    Gears of War 5 felt fluid and looked decent on a Surface Pro 7 (which lacks the GPU grunt to play this natively). Same went for Forza Horizon 4 (which I can just about run natively on the Surface, though at terrible levels of detail and chuggy framerates).

    The new AquaNauts game looked particularly good - the resolution appeared to be higher than some of the other games I tested - maybe because this is a proper next-gen title running on the new Xbox Series X blades in the Microsoft DataCentre?

    All streams held up really well - with only one particularly dark tunnel sequence in Gears of War 5 exhibiting some mildly distracting compression-related blockiness for a spell. My wife was also streaming - so I can't rule that out as being a factor.

    I don't believe Flight Simulator is listed at present - which is a shame - but other than that, GamePass continues to offer a large library of games and there's some real gems amongst them.

    Would I want to use this as my main source of games - probably not... but great as a secondary form of gaming that you can dip into from any corner of the house where you can plonk yourself with your laptop/tablet of choice - and if it runs this well on a Surface Pro 7, it bodes well for laptops with beefier internals.

    I look forward to testing this more extensively over the coming days... keen to see whether a wired Ethernet connection makes much difference.
    Last edited by KultiVator; 16-09-2021 at 12:39 AM.

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