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News video games 17 November 2021, 23:05

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Cloud Gaming Officially Available on Xbox Consoles

Xbox Cloud Gaming beta launched today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. The service is available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and enables them to, among other things, test games without having to install them.

  1. Today, the beta of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft's service that lets you play games in the cloud, launched on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles;
  2. The feature is available in 25 countries around the world;
  3. Xbox Cloud Gaming is also available on smartphones and PCs.

Starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. This is just the beta version of the service (which some Insiders have been testing for the past month), and the full version is expected to hit these devices later this month, along with another update. Currently it can be used in 25 countries.

It's a cloud-based gaming service from Microsoft that lets gamers enjoy games without having to download and install them. Until now it was available only on smartphones and PC.

"We know from you that you want to find and try Xbox Game Pass games before you install them — and today we’re enabling just that. Now you can discover and try lots of different titles quickly right from the cloud until you land on the one you may want to also install — which is still the flagship experience for Xbox consoles," reads the post on Xbox Wire.

What's more, if one of our friends invites us to play a game which we don't have installed at the moment, Xbox Cloud Gaming will enable us to join without having to download it. It's worth to stop for a moment here, because the service is not available to all users - only Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can use it.

The service is also interesting for those who have not moved to 9th-gen consoles - thanks to it they will be able to play games that were not released for Xbox One. Such titles include Recompile, The Medium and The Riftbreaker. In the future, the collection of next-gen games available through Xbox Cloud Gaming will be expanded, for example Microsoft Flight Simulator is to appear in the (digital) cloud (in 2022).

Still on the topic of games, it is also worth mentioning that thanks to backward compatibility, the offer of classic game on Xbox One and Series X/S has recently been enriched by several dozen new titles, in addition to the announced TV series based on Halo. All this on the occasion of Xbox's 20th birthday celebrations on Monday.

  1. Xbox - official website
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