You can now play much of your Steam PC game library on Xbox, thanks to a new GeForce Now streaming update.
The new update was spotted by Tom Warren of The Verge, who explained the process of operation in the video below. While GeForce Now has been available for PC game streaming for years – and for free, if you don’t mind the time and resolution limits – it has only been made possible on Xbox x series and other consoles via a new beta update that allows Edge browser support.
You can now play Steam PC games on an Xbox with Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Here’s a quick rundown of how it all works. Details here: https://t.co/EMGX0HRxcT pic.twitter.com/G6YcloBubM25 October 2021
This is only in beta, and there are still a few control quirks beyond the usual slight input lag inherent in cloud game streaming – as it syncs with your Steam library to see what you own and transfer your progress through Steam Cloud, GeForce now plays all of its games from remote servers rather than your local office. As Warren demonstrates, the gaming experience right now isn’t ideal for a shooter like Counter-Strike: GO, but it might work well for something slower.
Even though it’s still in beta and not without issues, that means you finally have a way to play lots of PC exclusive games on Xbox without going through complicated remote networking channels. Meanwhile, if you want to go the opposite direction and play Xbox games only on PC, you can use cloud gaming on your browser through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Really, there has never been a better time to play stuff on top of other stuff that wouldn’t normally play said stuff.
Microsoft plans to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to Xbox consoles this holiday.