According to a report from Windows Central, an anonymous (but reliable) source has shared an image of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, complete with a developer overlay for benchmarking network connectivity and resolution. The image shows Hellblade running at 1080p. As it stands, xCloud is limited to 720p resolution, which does provide a more stable and fluid connection, but looks pretty bad in many cases.
It is believed that Project xCloud, which currently runs on the older Xbox One S architecture, will be upgraded with Xbox Series X hardware later this year. This will not only allow for higher quality streams but should also significantly reduce xCloud load times. When this upgrade should happen is unknown, but it could roll out fairly quickly, as Microsoft has already begun testing 1080p streams.
The Verge’s Tom Warren also managed to get his hands on the unreleased xCloud app for Windows, which lets you stream Xbox games from the cloud or Series X|S consoles.
Recently, Microsoft began testing its browser-based xCloud solution, which could be used to circumvent Apple’s strict App Store guidelines and allow iOS users to finally get in on the Xbox cloud gaming action.
Xbox Game Pass xCloud service may soon support 1080p streams