Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service (xCloud) is now fully equipped with custom Xbox Series X hardware. Microsoft said it recently completed the upgrade, which improves frame rate and game loading time for gamers streaming Xbox games over the web.
While Microsoft has recently moved Xbox Cloud Gaming to 1080p and 60 fps streams in recent months, the company has yet to unlock the full potential of custom Xbox Series X hardware to deliver 4K streams. It's not yet clear when that will be available, but Microsoft is moving to offer Xbox Cloud Gaming beyond mobile devices and browsers.
Microsoft is currently working on a dedicated Xbox app for TVs that will allow Xbox gamers to stream games without the console. Standalone streaming devices that can connect a TV or monitor are also planned, and it's reasonable to assume there could be more updates to Xbox Cloud Gaming resolution to match this TV push.
Xbox Cloud Gaming started as a way to play games on mobile devices, but with its upcoming integration with the Xbox dashboard and TVs, it's already becoming much more than just a mobile offering. Microsoft is also integrating Xbox Cloud Gaming into its new Xbox online store that's starting to launch, and we're still waiting to hear more about its plans to bring its xCloud technology to Facebook Gaming.
Microsoft also recently expanded Xbox Cloud Gaming to Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan, shortly after completing its Xbox Series X hardware upgrade customized for the service. Microsoft's xCloud technology is now available in 26 countries, and the company had already hinted at "new subscription offerings for Xbox Game Pass," so we may see additional tiers providing access to Xbox Cloud Gaming soon.