Rainway service aims to let players stream PC games to their Xbox One consoles

A new streaming service aims to let players stream any of their favorite PC and mobile games to consoles like the Xbox One. Rainway, as it’s called, hasn’t launched just yet, but its potential is enormous (via OnMSFT). To showcase some of that, its first trailer reveals Cuphead being played on a Nintendo Switch.

Right now, Rainway is set to have an open beta starting on January 20, but will only be available on web and Android during that time. The service’s top priority after that is bringing it to Xbox One, according to its official Twitter account.

The experimental service will be completely free and boasts a few of its features on its website.

  • You don’t need to type in an IP or forward ports. Rainway handles all of this for you. Play your game remotely on fully secured channels instantly.
  • Rainway works on all modern hardware. Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are all supported out of the box. You can play via the browser or via our many native applications.
  • Designed with speed in mind, Rainway is tuned to avoid impacting the performance of your game. Enjoy 60FPS streams with super low-latency gameplay

A similar service is already employed by Microsoft to allow players to stream Xbox games onto their Windows 10 PCs, but there is currently no way to do the reverse. Rainway should fix that, if everything works as planned.

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