Project xCloud will be compatible with Windows 10 computers with ARM. It is almost ironic that Microsoft’s own game streaming platform, formerly known as Project xCloud, is still not compatible with Windows operating system, limiting its presence to Xbox consoles and remote access from smartphones for the time being.
- Xbox will bring Project xCloud to TVs next year
- Apple presented M1: Apple Silicon is the first 5nm processor for desktops
- ARM introduces Cortex-A78C SoC specifically for laptops
Microsoft has been relatively silent about its expansion plans for Project xCloud beyond Android phones, it should be able to run just as well on a computer. It should be noted that the main objective of this service is nothing more than to be able to enjoy Xbox games without the actual device.
So this time we have a video in our hands, with a first real sample of how this application works, filtered and shared by Windows Central. They managed to access and test a filtered version of this software.
When xCloud is officially deployed on Windows 10, it could increase its availability to other Windows 10 devices with ARM, adding to the devices of other companies such as HP, ASUS, Lenovo, and even Apple.
It is interesting that this possible compatibility with ARM processors comes just hours after knowing the first approach of Apple Silicon to video games, and the news that their new computers with Apple M1 chips will have native support for World of Warcraft, which could be added other major titles of the company as Overwatch, Diablo, and even other Activision franchises such as Call of Duty.
Although in this sense everything points to Microsoft would have some advantage, since these chips presented by Apple do not seem to have a particularly remarkable orientation for the games.
Project xCloud will be compatible with Windows 10 computers with ARM. However, the movement here is centered on the expansion of the Project xCloud game streaming system, which could make up for this small absence of equipment, and which would undoubtedly stand out as a notably more attractive alternative than Apple Arcade, at least when we consider the catalog.