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Microsoft testing 1080p xCloud streaming, says report

720p no more?

Microsoft is reportedly testing 1080p xCloud game streaming, a boost from its current 720p cap.

The report comes from Windows Central, which cites “trusted sources” who also sent the publication several screen grabs showing Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice streaming at the higher 1080p resolution.

Windows Central says the increased resolution could come from a planned move from Xbox One to Xbox Series X blades within Microsoft’s xCloud-serving data centres, something Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry confirmed with Stevivor back in 2019.

“We designed [Xbox Series S & X] with the cloud in mind as well, and just as you’re going to see our console product family evolve with that next generation, the cloud is going to evolve along with it,” Choudhry told us at the time.

Here in Australia, xCloud is being offered as part of a special Preview Program to select Android users. You can find out more about that program here.

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