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

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

XCloud, Microsoft''s Xbox Cloud Gaming platform, is getting a few upgrades in the near future. It has started enticing developers to add mouse and keyboard support to more of their xCloud compatible games, according to Microsoft during its Xbox Game Streaming session at xFest.

The mouse and keyboard support feature hasn''t been available to xClouds PC users yet. Microsoft claims that developers may begin bringing support to their games now, making sure 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 televisions. Although not every title in the Game Pass library is compatible with xCloud, there are dozens of titles on the list that can be streamed from Microsoft and third-party developers.

Microsoft has lowered its latency advantage over Microsoft''s previous display pipeline.

According to Microsoft, if developers utilize this direct capture streaming technique, the end result might be a latency reduction of up to 72 million. 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 phones and 1080p on browsers. However, the difference in latency should still be significant, and Microsoft is continuing to try to improve the quality of the new system.

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 right around the corner.