The Navigator Microsoft Edge wants to personalize the user experience even more and compete even stronger with Google Chrome, since it announced that it will have a direct access in its browser to a game bar and connection with Xbox GamePass.
Liat Ben-Zur, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, delivered the news at a blog post.
“Microsoft Edge is the best browser for gamers, and I’m excited to share exclusive new gaming features rolling out today so you can discover, learn, watch, and play games right from the browser on your desktop device. Plus, we’re partnering closely with Xbox to provide an even better, more connected experience when playing games in the cloud.”
With the new games start page in Microsoft Edge, you can start playing as soon as you launch your browser. It’s tailored to your interests and designed to keep you connected to the content you care about, like news, game guides, live streams, game highlights, tournaments, and upcoming and newly released games.
And if you sign in with your Xbox account, you’ll get Xbox content, like games you might like, and easy access to the Xbox Cloud Gaming library, including recently played games and related content. If you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can even launch and start playing games with Xbox Cloud Gaming right in your browser.
Try out the new games home page by clicking the Games heading in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Another feature introduced was Clarity Boost, a feature exclusive to Microsoft Edge that enhances console gaming with Xbox Cloud Gaming. Clarity Boost is a spatial scaling enhancement that makes streaming games look clearer and sharper while playing in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and 11. It uses a set of client-side scaling enhancements to improve the visual quality of the video stream. Clarity Boost lets you play the most advanced games on the market and experience incredible graphics right from Microsoft Edge.