The more time passes, the more barriers that were once considered insurmountable fall. Titles from a console manufacturer are released on a competing machine, cross-platform multiplayer is becoming more democratic, etc. And it even happens now that the complete catalog of a platform is found accessible from a competing console. What we are talking about today is proof of that.
Google Stadia, Google’s cloud gaming platform, is now accessible from the interface of the Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One consoles. And there is no question here of using roundabout means to achieve it. Indeed, Microsoft has just released the september update of its consoles. Among the new features of this update is the latest version of Edge browser.
This new version of Edge, usable from the Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One consoles, brings keyboard-mouse compatibility. But that’s not all. As the title of this news indicates, the console version of the browser also gives the possibility of launching Google Stadia. Which means that Xbox console users who want it now have access to Google’s service.
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Note that this news is not totally surprising for people who keep informed. It was indeed discovered last March that this version of Edge gave access to streaming game services. Members of the Insider program were then able to try services like Stadia or GeForce Now on their consoles. The only difference is that now all Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One gamers can do it.
For Xbox players to whom this news gives ideas, it is worth giving some information. Google Stadia Pro is a subscription that costs 9.99 euros per month. Much like Xbox Live Gold, it provides access to “free” games each month. And besides the “free” Pro games, each title from the Stadia catalog is sold separately.
What do you say about this news? Does it change anything for you? Xbox players, do you plan to take advantage of this update to test Stadia? Does Google’s service offer titles that interest you? Have you ever tried Stadia (even otherwise)? If so, what did you think? Tell us all in the comments below.