Thanks to the keyboard and mouse support of the Microsoft Edge browser running on Xbox, this article could have been written on a console. For the time being, however, I do not plan to use the machine, which represents the holy grail of entertainment and multimedia, for any kind of work, I am just indicating that such a thing is possible. What’s more, thanks to the aforementioned browser, we can even kill our time with our favorite PC games – on an Xbox.
Keyboard and mouse support – tick. Web emulation and other goodies – also a tick. PC games on console – tick. All this is thanks to the extremely well-equipped and feature-rich Microsoft Edge browser. Thanks to the further expanded capabilities of the browser, GeForce Now is now also supported, so titles that can be played through the cloud-based game service are now also available on the Xbox console. All you really need is a decent internet connection, a couple of games in your Steam or GoG account – if possible they are supported by Now – and you can start having fun.
You can now play Steam PC games on an Xbox with Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Here’s a quick look at how it all works. Details here: pic.twitter.com/G6YcloBubM
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 25, 2021
By the way, the new option may not be useful specifically because of GeForce Now, since Game Pass Ultimate itself also offers a lot of cool games in the PC Game Pass section, moreover, some of them cannot really be played with a controller, but the keyboard/mouse support thanks to this, we can now team up with them via the cloud. Yes, let’s say an Age Of Empire episode that is in the catalog. Tom Warren, a staff member of The Verge, reported on the implementation of the option and its operation on his Twitter page. So GeForce Now works, although the story is still a bit difficult and not completely flawless. Let’s say such a precise shooting game might not be worth playing with this service for now, but adventure games, turn-based strategies, and the like can be fully functional.
Source: The Verge