Microsoft has announced that cloud gaming will be coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles later this year, after the recent addition of cloud gaming functionality to the Xbox app on Windows 10. The news came at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2021 Xbox reveal.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to find over 100 high-quality titles in the Xbox Game Pass catalog and play them straight away thanks to console cloud gaming capabilities. They won’t have to wait for games to install or waste memory on their consoles.
Furthermore, gamers will be able to join in on the fun as soon as they receive an invite from their pals in online multiplayer games like Sea of Thieves. They’ll also be able to use the cloud service to play Gen 9-only games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Medium on incompatible devices like the Xbox One. The latter, on the other hand, will be added to consoles in the future.
As a result, once cloud gaming functionality is enabled in the Xbox Game Pass library, gamers may browse for games with a cloud symbol and begin playing them over the internet. Furthermore, cloud-supported games will be available in 1080p and 60FPS to ensure high-quality gaming.
In terms of availability, Microsoft says the cloud gaming experience for consoles will be tested with members of the Xbox Insider program starting this autumn. During the Christmas season, the feature will be made available to the general public.