From a purely logistical point of view, playing via the cloud offers many advantages. Indeed, no need to have a state-of-the-art console or a powerful PC to play the most recent titles. A compatible connected device and a good Internet connection are sufficient. As cloud gaming technology is recent, there is always room for improvement. And Microsoft has just proven it.
Microsoft has just released a new feature improving the graphics of a running game via Xbox Cloud Gaming. And more particularly the graphics of the games displayed via Microsoft’s Edge browser. This new feature is called “Clarity Boost“and can optionally be activated by the player.
According to Xbox, this is about improvements in scaling. And these are not improvements managed on the server side by Microsoft. Indeed, the firm of Phil Spencer specifies that these improvements are managed on the side of the customer. In other words by the Edge browser.
Cutting-edge graphics thanks to the Xbox cloud?
And as shown in the illustrative image made with Gears Tactics provided by Microsoft, the “Clarity Boost“Improves clarity and sharpness of graphics. Unfortunately for Xbox Cloud Gaming users through Edge, this graphics enhancement is currently not available to everyone.
Currently, only users of the Canary version of Edge can enjoy it. Like the Insider program on Xbox consoles, the Canary version allows you to test new browser features. And as always with trials like this, it’s only a matter of time before everyone benefits.
An increasingly accessible new-gen experience
According to Xbox, the “Clarity Boost“should be available to all Microsoft Edge users by 2022. The wait should therefore not be long. As a reminder, Microsoft launched Xbox Cloud Gaming on consoles earlier this month (among Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers).
This system makes it possible to instantly play games running on remote servers. With Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox One users can play select next-gen titles on their machine. The entire Xbox catalog is currently not playable via the cloud. Microsoft promises to add new games regularly, however.
What do you think of what Xbox has to offer when it comes to Cloud Gaming? Could this improvement in graphics make you want to give this system a try? Have you tried Xbox Cloud Gaming before? If so, what is your opinion on it? Tell us all in the comments below.