Less than a month ago, we announced that you will soon be able to play Xbox games directly through your web browser. This meant that Chromebook gamers would specifically have a lot more to play in addition to Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and other cloud game streaming services already available to them. Well, that time has now come! You can now head to the Xbox Cloud Game Beta and log in to start playing loads of games wherever you are!
Some of the games include classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Fable, Perfect Dark Zero, Morrowind, and Doom, and even more popular modern games like Mass Effect Andromeda, A Plague Tale Innocence, Black Desert, Dragon Quest XI, The Sims 4, and more. While there are several games on the platform that also exist on Stadia, there are plenty here that are more appealing to the hardcore gamer, and everything is accessible with just a few clicks.
Remember, in order to try the Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta, you need to be subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which will set you back $ 14.99 per month, but you can always try it for just a dollar first! Supported gamepads include your existing Xbox controller, of course, Sony’s DualShock 4, Razer Kishi, SteelSeries Stratus XL, multiple 8BitDo controllers, and more.
Playing on your Chromebook will present you with a message that says you need to visit the site from a supported browser, but I was able to play with Chrome without a problem. Just be aware that “You may experience degraded quality or play issues.” I’m not sure if this is how Microsoft is making people try Edge (Google is guilty of this tactic as well), but you can bypass this warning and move on to the fun stuff without worry.
All of these subscription services will undoubtedly add up, and players will have to decide which ones to stick with if they want to protect their wallets. Stadia Pro, Nvidia GeForce Now, Ubisoft +, and Amazon Luna make up a large sum of money every month, and it’s clear that some services offer better value than others at this point. As a lifelong Playstation gamer, I didn’t expect to fall in love with Xbox Game Pass, but that doesn’t require me to buy the company’s hardware (I’ll never go that far!) Games, so I have been replaced for a few months now with no intention of canceling thanks to its new accessibility. If you try it out on your Chromebook or browser, let us know about your experience in the comments below!