I’m kind of kidding here though. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have announced that 2019’s open world zombie survival adventure will be coming to Xbox. Although Days Gone arrived on PC the other week, you shouldn’t hold your breath for an Xbox release. But you can still play it if you really want to. Some Xbox fans have been discovered how to stream the game onto their Xboxes.
That’s all thanks to the new Microsoft Edge browser that is currently available for Xbox Insiders to test. Among the many features of the new browser is just reduced bloat compared to other browsers of its kind like Google Chrome. And so, when Days Gone came to Steam and the Epic Game Store, naturally one of the first things intrepid tinkerers did is use Edge on Xbox to stream it.
At the moment though, it’s not an ideal solution. Tom Warren, senior editor for the Verge, tried it out over the weekend. He used Parsec to stream his Steam copy of Days Gone to the Edge browser on his Xbox, but the results are choppy and laggy. Not exactly the way it’s meant to be played, but it’s a fun experiment to demonstrate what is theoretically possible.
Some have surmised better results could be had using NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, which is significantly smoother on the Xbox browser, but 1. Death Stranding not Days Gone or any other PlayStation exclusive is the only one available on the service and 2. NVIDIA is blocking Microsoft Edge’s use of the service.
Microsoft continues to add features to Edge on Xbox, including full mouse and keyboard support. An official launch is expected by the end of the year.
Have you tried streaming Days Gone to your Xbox? How were your results? Let us know in the comments, we’re really curious!