During its conference organized as part of Gamescom 2021 on Tuesday, Xbox announced the arrival on its consoles of cloud gaming. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to enjoy no-download games on their Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S at the end of the year.
Xbox-style cloud gaming continues to spread across all possible media. Announced soon on connected televisions after having conquered Windows PCs, iPhones, iPads and other Android devices, xCloud is coming soon to home consoles.
During the Xbox Showcase this Tuesday, the Redmond firm announced the upcoming availability of cloud gaming on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S consoles at the end of the year. A privilege reserved for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
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The operation will be strictly the same as on other media: access to the hundreds of games offered in cloud gaming, no downloads, the possibility of joining friends in multiplayer games, etc. on the condition of having a good internet connection. Games will be offered up to 1080p / 60 fps, Xbox announces.
For the old generations of Xbox consoles, the advantage is quite found: a saving of space when the storage was still sometimes limited to 500 GB. But above all, the Xbox One will be able to run new generation games like Microsoft Flight Simulator without having the intrinsic power and doing so like the Xbox Series S and Series X. Without also having to spend additional euros …
All you have to do is go to your console in the Xbox Game Pass area and press “Play” for the games concerned. These will be identifiable thanks to a small cloud on their file.
Xbox announces first test phase for program registrants Xbox Insider from the fall. The launch of the console cloud gaming feature will be effective by the end of 2021.