Xbox Cloud Gaming Steam Deck: Microsoft has worked closely with Steam Deck makers Valve to bring some of its best offerings to the handheld console. Now, the most recent integration is the Xbox Cloud Gaming. Yes, Redmond’s cloud gaming service is now available on the Steam Deck, all thanks to the browser.
Previously, it was not possible to use Steam Deck controllers to play on Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, Microsoft has been tasked with solving it. To achieve this, they released a version of Microsoft Edge, their flagship browser, for the Valve console.
With this exclusive application, they have focused on establishing full compatibility between the Steam Deck controls and your Xbox Cloud game service.
We’ve worked closely with Valve and the Xbox Cloud Gaming team to support Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through Microsoft Edge Beta for Steam Deck. We ourselves are particularly excited about this as we believe it can open up new opportunities in the Linux gaming community.
Missy Quarry, Microsoft Edge Community Manager
Of course, just like the comment by Missy Quarry, the current version of Microsoft Edge for Steam Deck is in the beta phase. This means that it is not a final version, so there could be some bugs. Also, not everyone will be able to access it.
When will We get Xbox Cloud Gaming Steam Deck?
The idea of Xbox Game Pass on the Steam Deck isn’t far-fetched. In fact, Microsoft has already commented that would like to bring your service to Valve’s console. However, at the moment it is not possible to have it natively from Steam.
Fortunately, a good number of games from Xbox Game Studios have native support on the Steam Deck, so you can play with them as if it were a computer; without encountering any problems in the process. If you’re not sure which titles are supported, there are a few ways to find out quickly.
As for this beta of Microsoft Edge; it is the same version of Linux. That is to say, Microsoft has updated the Linux variant of your browser to be compatible with the Steam Deck. For this reason, Missy Quarry comments that this could be a good start for the advancement of the video game in the open-source operating system.
How to Use Xbox Cloud Gaming on Steam Deck?
Of course, if you want to play Xbox Cloud Gaming titles, you must have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. This service will allow you to play all the games available on the platform from Microsoft on your device; Whether it’s an Xbox console, Android mobile or iOS, Linux, Mac and now Steam Deck.
Of course, among the requirements, we find a high-speed Internet connection. Microsoft specifies on its site that you need a 5 GHz connection with at least 20 Mbps download. If you encounter them, simply follow the procedure on the Microsoft website to start playing.
Microsoft has also released the first Windows 10 drivers for Steam Deck. It’s expected that in the coming months we’ll also see compatibility with the new iteration of the operating system, but at least the company is focused on unloading all its heavy guns on Valve’s handheld console. Quite an interesting move for the industry.
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