The ability to stream Xbox games to your phone or computer, whether or not you own a Microsoft console, is without a doubt one of the coolest parts of Xbox Game Pass. Today, the company is improving that PC streaming experience… at least if you’re using Microsoft’s official browser. The new “Clarity Boost” feature is now available for Game Pass users on Edge.
According to the announcement message, the system uses “a set of client-side scaling improvements” to improve the quality of the stream. What exactly happens is not detailed in the technical details, but the results on a Gear tactics screenshots are dramatic. The enhanced detail is particularly visible on Gabriel’s hair and skin.
To enable enhanced visuals, you’ll need to use the latest Canary version of Microsoft Edge, which you can download here. On the xbox.com/play web app, start a new game and select Activate Clarity Boost from the “More Actions” menu. Microsoft has not said if these improved visuals will arrive on other streaming platforms, like Android phones.
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