Only a handful of first-party Xbox titles are natively supported on the Steam Deck at the moment, but owners of Valve’s brilliant handheld can now play a wider selection of Microsoft games, including Halo Infinite, through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
This is all thanks to a collaboration between Valve and Microsoft, one that led to the latter releasing a beta of Microsoft Edge today that can be used to access Xbox Cloud Gaming via the Steam Deck. Katherine Gluckstein, head of product and strategy for Xbox Cloud Gaming, tweeted a picture of Halo Infinite running on a Steam Deck, confirming that 343 Industries’ hit game can now be enjoyed on Valve’s portable, and with full controls, no less.
Steam Deck users have actually been able to access the Xbox game streaming service before this, but it wasn’t possible to use the handheld’s controls to play games until now. The instructions for setting up Xbox Cloud Gaming on the Steam Deck can be found below.
Microsoft Edge Beta – The browser for Xbox Cloud Gaming on Steam Deck (r/MicrosoftEdge)