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GeForce Now is compatible with Xbox, blurring the barriers between consoles and PCs even further.

GeForce Now



If you have an Xbox and a GeForce Now subscription, you can now use Microsoft's Edge browser to play PC games on your console. That comes with the normal caveats from GeForce Now: The service lets you stream games you already own from a few different shops, including Steam and the Epic Games Store, but certain titles appear to be prohibited outright.


However, if you've ever wanted to play Dota 2 on an Xbox Series X, you can now. Except for any glitches in the broadcast itself, the Xbox supports mouse and keyboard, so there's really no downside.


Some think that this will bring Sony console exclusives to the Xbox platform, however this does not appear to be the case. According to Tom Warren of The Verge, Death Stranding does not appear in the search results while using the Xbox's Edge browser to visit GeForce Now. This isn't a major concern for PC users because the game is already available on Steam, but it is a conspicuous absence (it does appear to work in Russia, though).


Because other first-party Sony titles that have debuted on PC—Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn—aren't on GeForce Now, it's impossible to determine if this is an error or intentional, but we've reached out to various sources for clarification.

 It's just another modest but significant step toward removing platform exclusivity. With the exception of Age of Empires 4, which is only available on PC, Microsoft has largely abandoned the traditional console/PC barrier, with all of its first-party titles arriving on Xbox and PC on day one. According to Rich, Sony is steadily releasing its past library on PC, with God of War's impending release a watershed event in the platform wars' collapse. In terms of Nintendo, don't hold your breath.

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