Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to Steam Deck with its Edge browser
Microsoft has now collaborated with Valve to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming, as well as Xbox Game Pass, to the recently released Steam Deck handheld game console. So now, in addition to enjoying various other Xbox Game Studios titles that can run natively on Steam Deck, users will be able to stream Xbox Game Pass titles through a Microsoft Edge beta for the Steam Deck. Let’s take a look at the details.
Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to Steam Deck
According to a recent Reddit post by a Microsoft Edge Community Manager, Missy Quarry, the company “has worked closely with Valve and the Xbox Cloud Gaming team to bring support for Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through Microsoft Edge Beta” to Valve’s Steam Deck console. The announcement was confirmed by Catherine Gluckstein, head of product and strategy at Xbox Cloud Gaming, on Twitter. You can check out the attached tweet just below.
To help Steam Deck owners install the Linux version of Microsoft Edge Beta, Microsoft has created a support page, containing step-by-step instructions for install Edge Beta on the Steam Deck and configure the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. After the setup process on the support page, players will be able to enjoy Xbox Game Pass titles on their Steam Deck consoles through Microsoft’s cloud gaming service.
Additionally, the Linux version of Microsoft Edge now supports Steam Deck controls which you can access from the Discover Software Center section of SteamOS. So now players can enjoy the various Xbox Games Studios titles like Forza Horizon 5, Sea of Thieves, and more that can run natively on the Steam Deck as well as many Xbox Game Pass titles on their devices.
Additionally, Valve recently released the drivers needed to run Windows 10 on its handheld game console. So if you don’t want to use Microsoft Edge beta to access Xbox Cloud Gaming, porting your device to the Windows platform is another way to do it. So what do you think of Xbox Cloud Gaming on Steam Deck? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.