Xbox Cloud Gaming Gets a New Feature in “Clarity Boost”

Xbox has announced that their Cloud Gaming service will be adding a new feature called Clarity Boost. This feature, previously revealed for Microsoft Edge, allows for improved visual quality over a stream when playing through a web browser. All Microsoft Edge users will be able to use this feature by early next year if it isn’t available for you already. Listed below are the instructions for activating the Clarity Boost option.

  1. Download Microsoft Edge Canary
  2. To confirm you are in Microsoft Edge Canary, navigate to edge://settings/help to make sure you are on version 96.0.1033.0 or later.
  3. To enable Clarity Boost, go to www.xbox.com/play, login and start a game
  4. Open the more actions (…) menu
  5. Select Enable Clarity Boost option.
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Microsoft released a statement on exactly how Clarity Boost will work:

Today, we are excited to invite you to experience Clarity Boost, one of the latest cloud gaming optimizations available on Microsoft Edge Canary. This feature uses a set of client-side scaling improvements to improve the visual quality of the video stream.

Microsoft Spokesperson

My Take

As someone who uses Cloud Gaming often, I find this feature to be very intriguing, especially because Apple has yet to allow a GamePass Cloud Gaming app natively on iOS devices. I’ve been playing through Google Chrome, and as great as it is, I would welcome a less pixelated version of the games I’m playing. It’s a cool feature I hope is well executed in the coming months.

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How do you feel about this new feature? Let us know in the comments of in our Discord or Facebook group!

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