Revealed as part of today’s Xbox Gamescom Showcase, the company revealed that in addition to mobile devices, tablets, and web browsers being able to stream, the Xbox One series of consoles will be able to stream newer games right on the device.
“It’s a way for console gamers to play some of their favourite games as quickly as possible, jump into games with friends more easily, and try out Xbox Game Pass titles before installing them,” Microsoft said today.
Play the games you love how you want, where you want, when you want ☁️
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 24, 2021
With cloud gaming, anyone who owns an Xbox One can now stream over 100 newer titles on the console, including Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Medium, and other Gen-9 Xbox Games via the cloud.
To do that, all you need to do is navigate to Xbox Game Pass and look for games with the cloud icon.
“To ensure the highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices, we will support up to 1080p and at 60fps just like Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) across PCs, phones, and tablets,” Microsoft states.
“We’ll begin testing the experience as part of our Xbox Insider program this fall so that we can gather valuable feedback and improve the experience.”
Microsoft comes full circle and adds cloud gaming to Xbox consoles delivering usability benefits
Getting console gamers to try out cloud gaming in this light-touch way will help with establishing streaming. Will also result in a shift in Ultimate usage towards streaming #XboxGC pic.twitter.com/Mvq9dlx2lj
— Piers Harding-Rolls (@PiersHR) August 24, 2021
We’ve known how serious cloud gaming is for Microsoft and today proves how much of an investment Xbox is making towards the cloud with Azure.