The Xboxs cloud service will soon be equipped with mouse and keyboard support

The Xboxs cloud service will soon be equipped with mouse and keyboard support ...

In the near future, Microsoft''s Xbox Cloud Gaming service, xCloud, will make several upgrades. According to Microsoft during its Xbox Game Streaming discussion at xFest, the company has started encouragement developers to add mouse and keyboard support to many of their xCloud compatible games.

The mouse and keyboard support haven''t been available to xClouds PC users yet. Microsoft claims that developers might begin providing games support now, so that the feature will be activated on Xbox Gaming as soon as it is available.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, and allows players to stream Xbox games on mobile devices, PCs, and some TVs. Although not every title in the Game Pass library is compatible with xCloud, there are dozens of titles on the list that players may stream both from Microsoft and from third-party developers.

Microsoft has partnered with Microsoft to reduce latency by implementing its new Display Details API to help users track the game faster than Microsoft''s previous, more complicated display pipeline.

According to Microsoft, the end result of the direct capture streaming technique might be a 72 million reduction on latency. The downside is that the technology does not yet support HDR, and currently has a maximum resolution of 1440p, and will run at 720p on smartphones and 1080p on browsers. Although these are downgrades from the old processing, the compromise in latency should still be a significant improvement.

The majority of these features that Microsoft discussed during the Xbox Game Streaming presentation at its xFest developer event will not be available immediately, but these significant improvements to Xbox Cloud Gaming should be just around the corner.