Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Microsoft has announced that today marks the arrival of Xbox Cloud Gaming on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, enabling you to play Xbox Game Pass titles via the cloud, without the need to download and install the game to your hard drive.
Available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One has rolled out to 25 regions (with Brazil “coming soon”), enabling “a subset of Xbox gamers” to access the feature, before it's gradually scaled up to all users within supported territories.
With Xbox Could Gaming available on Xbox consoles, you can now quickly try out support games by streaming them, dipping in and out easily without having to commit storage capacity. Of course, your bandwidth will impact the experience. Installing a game is still described as “the flagship experience for Xbox consoles".
“We’ve built it so the experience is fast, easy, and a great way to discover your next favourite game while saving space on your hard drive for the games you plan to play again and again,” writes Catherine Gluckstein, VP and Head of Product for Xbox Cloud Gaming, on the Xbox Wire.
The good news for Xbox One owners, is that you can stream Xbox Series X|S games to your console, including the likes of Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker. Meanwhile, Microsoft Flight Simulator is slated for an early 2022 arrival in the Xbox Cloud Gaming library.