Microsoft Edge, everyone’s favorite gaming platform, is getting some new features that prioritize cloud gaming integration and personalization for the browser that’s getting more attention, Xbox has announced.
Microsoft has been growing and improving support for Xbox cloud gaming on multiple platforms and is taking steps to optimize the service on the browser by giving it more gaming features.
Some of the new additions include a personalized game home page for easier access to the Xbox cloud game library and a built-in efficiency mode that reduces browser resource usage when launching games.
The Edge will also get a “sharpness boost” to help improve the fidelity of games streamed via the cloud. Edge users can also look forward to a built-in menu with browser-based games like Microsoft Solitaire and Atari Asteroids.
On its own, the improvements to playing games on the browser don’t sound exciting, but when you consider that Steam Deck users currently need to access Xbox Game Pass through an instance of Microsoft Edge, it becomes even more so. Swimming. In theory, these changes should help improve cloud gaming performance but largely feel like cosmetic changes to Microsoft’s browser.
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