Windows 11 Insiders can now launch cloud games directly from the Xbox controller bar


Microsoft has now stated that Windows preview users may now launch cloud streaming games directly from the Xbox Controller Bar, as well as posted a video demonstrating the function.

  • The Xbox Controller Bar allows Windows 11 users to start a game or game launcher with one click from the Xbox Game Bar when a controller is connected.
  • The new Windows Insiders update can now add cloud streaming games, almost all of which can be launched directly from the Xbox Controller Bar.
  • Other features include automatic HDR and party chat noise suppression, planned for the Xbox Game Bar.

The Xbox Controller Bar is a new feature released by Microsoft in the Win11 test version earlier this year, allowing PC players to effortlessly see and access several games while using the controller.

In the Livestream, the developer also mentioned that the Xbox Game Bar will have additional features such as noise suppression for party chats, automatic HDR settings, increased kid safety features, and more.

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