The cloud streaming service from Microsoft is now available to everyone.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers no longer need to be invited to play on Xbox Cloud Gaming. As of June 28, Microsoft has opened the doors so that everyone with an Ultimate subscription can stream games to their Windows 10 PCs, Apple phones and tablets, or through your browser. Xbox Cloud Gaming was already previously released for Android devices during the earlier beta phases.

To get started, you will need to go to using either Edge, Chrome, or Safari via PC or mobile device. Games offered through the service will be streaming to you at resolutions of up to 1080p and up to 60FPS.

This news goes hand-in-hand with word that Microsoft was rolling out Series X server blades for its Cloud Gaming service. This was then confirmed by Microsoft themselves today. This is a big upgrade for the server capabilities that were previously all running Xbox One S hardware. This bump in hardware should provide users with better visuals, faster loading times, better performance, and even some graphical options in their favorite games that support it.

We’re also making significant improvements to the overall experience: Xbox Cloud Gaming is now powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware. We’ve been upgrading Microsoft datacenters around the globe with the fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware to give you faster load times, improved frame rates, and an experience of a new generation of gaming. To ensure the lowest latency, highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices, we will be streaming at 1080p and up to 60fps. Going forward we’ll continue to innovate and add more features to enhance your cloud gaming experience.

Cloud gaming provides seamless play across your devices. When you’re streaming games on a PC or mobile device, your game is playing from Xbox hardware in a Microsoft datacenter. This means you can jump into a game, connect with your friends, and play through the Xbox network just as you’ve always done. That’s right, your game saves are just the same wherever and whenever you play, so you can pick right back up from where you left off.
And yes, this news does mean that Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can "play" Xbox console exclusive games on their PC now. You know, games that aren't a part of the PC side of Game Pass. Though it's still technically streaming the game, it's kind of neat to play Xbox console titles such as MLB The Show 21 or Halo 5: Guardians on your PC through a browser or on your iPad. Technology can be pretty damn cool.

Speaking of those playing on tablets and phones, Microsoft says that they have custom touch controls enabled for more than 50 titles through Game Pass.