Microsoft has neatly sidestepped loads of the issues that Google bumped into the place cloud gaming is worried, as a result of not like Stadia, they’re not placing all their eggs in a single basket. Even so, Xbox Cloud Gaming (or xCloud, as many nonetheless prefer to name it) is one thing that the corporate has been investing in closely, and clearly, they intend to keep expanding it and bringing the streaming service to more people.
One means of doing that’s by making it obtainable on as many platforms as doable. To that finish, Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that Xbox Cloud Gaming can be coming to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One this Holiday, and they’ve now announced that the service has launched for the consoles. This, after all, implies that any and all video games obtainable on Xbox Game Pass can now be streamed on your console with out having to fret about downloading them, so long as you’ve an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Notably, this additionally implies that Xbox One house owners can stream and play even the video games which can be natively obtainable solely on Xbox Series X/S, together with the likes of Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Medium, and extra. For now, the service will likely be obtainable on consoles in 25 areas, whereas Brazil may also be added to that listing quickly.
Earlier this 12 months, Microsoft additionally upgraded Xbox Cloud Gaming’s server blades to Xbox Series X hardware, permitting for higher efficiency and decision for these streaming their video games through the service.
Interestingly, earlier this 12 months, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talked about desirous to deliver Xbox Cloud Gaming even to rival platforms like PlayStation and Switch, although that continues to be a distant hope for now. Read extra on that through here.