Microsoft appears to be rolling out Xbox Series X server blades for its cloud gaming platform, with some players indicating certain games have received a significant performance boost.
Upon launch, the cloud gaming service was powered by Xbox One S consoles in server blades, though Microsoft’s head of cloud gaming, Kareem Choudhry, recently confirmed the desire to shift to Series X hardware. That shift now appears to be underway.
No official announcement has been by the company just yet, though users on the video game forum ResetEra have begun a continually updating list of games that appear to have received the boost.
At the time of writing, the number of titles is around the 40-45 mark, and include Rainbow Six Siege, Elder Scrolls Online, Dirt 5 and Gears 5.
According to The Verge, some of these xCloud games are also showing upgraded graphics option in settings menus that would only otherwise be accessible through a Series X console, as well as loading much faster than previously.
Since Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows 10 PCs and Apple devices through a web browser is still currently only accessible as an invite-only beta, which launched back in April, this new development is likely a soft run before a wider rollout.
As ever, then, the hope is that the cloud gaming capabilities will expand beyond Android mobile devices sooner rather than later – for those who have the Game Pass Ultimate subscription, at least – and also be integrated into the Xbox console experience later this year.