Cloud Gaming for Xbox Series X/S And Xbox One Is Available Now

Update 11/17: Xbox Cloud Gaming for consoles is available now in beta. Players with an Xbox Series X, Series S, or Xbox One console which have an energetic subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can now check out choose video games on the cloud.

Xbox One customers will even have the flexibility to lastly check out some next-gen video games that had been unique to the Series X/S, together with Bloober Team’s 2021 psychological horror recreation The Medium.

Cloud gaming is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One this vacation, permitting Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream over 100 video games on their consoles without having to obtain them – together with taking part in next-gen video games on last-gen {hardware}.

Announced through the Xbox Stream at Gamescom 2021, the transfer is a big step additional in direction of making Xbox games available on almost any device, permitting all appropriate Game Pass video games to be streamed with out downloading or ready for installs. Xbox factors out that it is a helpful method to strive video games earlier than committing to downloading them, or to leap straight into multiplayer video games with pals with out inflicting the entire social gathering to attend.

However, maybe extra thrilling is the impact this has on last-gen video games – with Xbox Cloud Gaming server blades now upgraded to Series X {hardware}, a stable sufficient web connection now theoretically permits you to play Xbox Series exclusives on Xbox One, or Series X-quality video games on a much less highly effective Series S. Of course, taking part in a recreation by the cloud is at present much less steady than taking part in it off of a tough drive, however with many new Microsoft Studios video games added to Game Pass with cloud performance, it is a neat method to maintain even those that cannot get an Xbox Series console invested within the latest releases.

Xbox Cloud Gaming was fully launched in June, and we would identified for a while that streaming games on consoles was part of the plan. The subsequent steps might be much more attention-grabbing – Microsoft now desires to build the “Xbox Experience” into TVs and streaming sticks, and Phil Spencer hasn’t given up on bringing it to competing consoles too.

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