Microsoft is introducing a feature that helps make your games look sharper when playing on Xbox Cloud Gaming.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft made xCloud, or Xbox Cloud Gaming, available on Xbox consoles. But that doesn’t mean the company is leaving PCs out. Indeed, a new feature has just been introduced, as relayed by Tom Warren of The Verge. This is the Clarity Boost, which drastically increases the sharpness of the in-game image, for a rendering more faithful to what can be found when playing offline.
Graphically, one obtains a result which accentuates more reflections on the metallic parts, as the journalist shows it on a car in Forza Horizon 5. In addition, the contours of the writings or the environments are more distinct.
In a succinct blog post, Microsoft explains that “ this feature uses a set of client-side scaling enhancements to improve the visual quality of the video stream », Which allows the general increase of the sharpness of the image. At this time, the Clarity Boost is only available through the Microsoft Edge Canary browser. To download it, go here.
Otherwise, the feature should be available by sometime next year for all Microsoft Edge users. On consoles, no date or window of availability has been announced, but there is no doubt that the Clarity Boost will be added by next year as well.
How do I access Xbox Cloud Gaming?
As a reminder, Xbox Cloud Gaming is only available via the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription and therefore allows you to access the entire library of games offered by Microsoft as part of this subscription at € 12.99 per month. A wide variety of games are available in the cloud, which you can experience on PC, consoles, or even mobile devices. In addition, many are compatible with touch controls, for playing on the go.