Additional updates allow the games to stream at 1080p and up to 60fps depending on connection speeds with “select Xbox 360 and Xbox Original games”.
There’s also been an upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – Microsoft’s premium subscription service, sometimes referred to as ‘the Netflix of games’ – in that all subscribers can now access its titles from the cloud as it’s moving out of beta testing.
Cloud gaming allows the option to play the games quickly without the need to install them and there are hundreds of Game Pass library games available through the service.
Meanwhile, Sony is launching its second major software update for the PlayStation 5 later today (NZ time).
As part of that release PS Remote Play will be able to be accessible via mobile data connections for the first time.
The PS Remote Play app allows the streaming of PS4 and PS5 games. Players will be able to select their preferred video quality to try and manager their mobile data usage.
Other updates for the PS5 include 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers and the ability to expand the system’s storage.
The M.2 SSD storage expansion opens up the previously locked slot for all users, allowing the onboard 825GB of storage to be increased to store and play more PS5 and PS4 games.
However, Sony has warned that there are strict requirements for the external drives, including the need for effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink.
A full list of the requirements is available on the PlayStation website.