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Microsoft Edge has become the browser of choice for Xbox Game Pass members who wish to play games over the cloud at the highest visual quality possible. This is all thanks to a new feature called Clarity Boost, which the Xbox team has developed exclusively for Microsoft’s Edge browser. While Microsoft didn’t provide any real technical insight behind the feature, it did share a comparison photo that illustrates how much better games such as Gears Tactics can look with Clarity Boost enabled.

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From Xbox:

[…] 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. Download Microsoft Edge Canary today to try out these features! Clarity Boost will be available to all Microsoft Edge users by next year.

How to enable Clarity Boost:

  • Download Microsoft Edge Canary
  • 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.
  • To enable Clarity Boost, go to, login and start a game
  • Open the more actions (…) menu
  • Select Enable Clarity Boost option.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is available as part of Xbox Game Pass’ Ultimate tier, which costs $14.99 a month. Recent additions that can be enjoyed over xCloud include Forza Horizon 5, Dead Space, Dragon Age: Origins, and Mortal Shell.

Source: Xbox Wire

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  1. Hmm…

    Ok, if you go to the original Xbox site, and they have a “Click to Enlarge” link there

    And there – on the enlarged pics, I can see a bit of something.

    The “Clear” one does look mostly sharper, but for everything that it makes sharper, it also has some areas that look worse.

    And since it only works on their streaming service – yeah… I honestly wonder if you couldn’t do almost the same thing with a Reshade filter.

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