Since the Steam Deck announcement, a lot of people have wondered if they would like to use Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming. The operating system built into the “console” is built entirely around Steam, but Valve has confirmed that we can do almost the same thing as we can with a normal PC.
A priori, therefore, no concerns about the possibility of playing the titles of the catalog of the Microsoft service are to be expected. And we learned from a tweet from Phil Spencer this week that xCloud “works well” on the computer. The Xbox manager also said he got to play Age of Empire and Halo and the feeling was pretty good.
I was at Valve this week and spoke to Scott, Erik, and Gabe about the Steam Deck. After having mine for a good part of the week, I can say it’s a really good machine. The games that accompany me on the go, the screen size, the controls are all excellent. Playing Halo and Age is fun, xCloud works well. Congratulations to the SD team.
Was @valve software Talk to Scott, Erik, and Gabe about Steam Deck this week. Having had mine for most of the week, I can say it’s a really nice device. Games with me on the go, screen size, controls everything is great. Playing Halo and Age feels good, xCloud works well. Congratulations SD team. pic.twitter.com/q4hWBvkk85
– Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) August 13, 2021
However, Spencer doesn’t say whether he used the Xbox app on PC or connected through a browser. These two options should be available anyway, as it has been confirmed that Windows could be installed on the device. Great news for anyone patiently waiting for a portable Xbox.