Microsoft just made it possible to play Outriders for $1 on PC, and it will be running off an Xbox Series X/S console. The secret to this incredible development is the release of XCloud game streaming for PC through your web browser.
On June 29, 2021 Microsoft announced xCloud for PC had entered open beta status. You can now go to xbox.com/play, sign in with your Microsoft account, and stream games running off many Microsoft consoles including the Xbox Series X/S for newer games. To play Outriders for $1 on PC there are a few conditions that have to be met, but before we explain take a look at some gameplay just in case you aren’t familiar with the game. It is a third person RPG shooter, that allows you play through the entire experience in online coop with other players.
Steps to Play Outriders For $1 in PC Web Browsers, but Running Off Xbox Series X/S
- The first step to starting your $1 Outriders journey on PC is to sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at https://www.xbox.com/xbox-game-pass. If this is your first time joining the service you get the first three months for $1, at the end of those 3 months your subscription price changes to $14.99 a month.
- The next step is to go to xbox.com/play, and sign in with the same Microsoft account you used to sign up for Game Pass Ultimate. Once you’re logged in you will see the dashboard for PC Xcloud game streaming running in your web browser window.
- Lastly if you don’t see Outriders already, use the search function at the top right of the XCloud PC dashboard, and search for “Outriders”. Once you click the picture of the game you will see a green rocket ship, and message saying “setting up your stream”. A few seconds later Outriders will be running on your PC streaming from a Xbox Series X/S on Microsoft servers in 1080p, and for some people it only costed $1. Connect your controller, and enjoy.
The best thing about XCloud game streaming on PC is that it’s not actually using your computer’s hardware to run, so even a low end PC can run the game in all its graphical fidelity using the power of the Xbox Series X/S. We tested it out to see what the lag input would be like, and we were pleasantly surprised to see that it was minimal. There was a few jitters here and there, but we purposely used an average speed internet connection while testing it out.
Microsoft is really changing the game with this one.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff