Xbox Cloud Gaming now supports Steam Deck via Microsoft Edge

Microsoft said it's working closely with Valve to get Xbox Cloud Gaming to work on the Steam Deck. Although Steam Deck users could access the Xbox game streaming service, it was not possible to use the hand-held controls to play games. Microsoft has released a beta version of Microsoft Edge for Steam Deck with full support.

“We worked closely with Valve and the Xbox Cloud Gaming team to provide support for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) via the Microsoft Edge Beta for Steam Deck,” says Microsoft Edge community manager Missy Quarry. “We are particularly excited about this as we think it could open up new opportunities in the Linux gaming community.”

While a number of Xbox Game Studios games can run natively on the Steam Deck, Xbox Game Pass is not available on Steam, so subscribers will have to stream games from Microsoft's service.

The Linux version of Microsoft Edge now includes support for Steam Deck controls and is available from the Discover Software Center of SteamOS. Microsoft also has detailed instructions for creating an Xbox Cloud Gaming connection on the Steam Deck to facilitate future access.

Microsoft's latest Steam Deck support for Xbox Cloud Gaming comes just weeks after the company detailed Xbox Game Studios titles for handheld devices. Steam Deck can now run Windows as well, which provides another way to access Xbox Game Pass games. Valve CEO Gabe Newell said he was “very happy” to help Microsoft bring PC Game Pass to Steam, but until that happens, Xbox Cloud Gaming and Windows on Steam Deck are currently the only viable methods.


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