Microsoft has begun rolling out Xbox’s cloud gaming service to all Xbox consoles, including the Series X, Series S, and One, starting with the Xbox One. Everyone who has a Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be able to access the xCloud games using the Edge browser on an Xbox console in 25 countries, with the exception of those in India.
However, not even Xbox console owners in qualified markets would be able to use the service at the same time. It is thought that Microsoft will roll out the cloud gaming function to a “subset” of Xbox users first, with a more widespread rollout to follow in the coming weeks.
The addition of cloud games to Xbox platforms eliminates two major difficulties. First and foremost, console owners will be able to test out and demo games that are included in the Game Pass Ultimate subscription without having to download them in their entirety. That will give you an idea of what a game is like before you commit your internet data to download it from the internet.
The second scenario is when a buddy offers you an invitation to play a multiplayer game that you do not have installed on your computer. Simply navigate to the game’s page on your browser and begin playing without having to download it to your console.
Subscribers will get access to “a large number of different games,” according to Microsoft. Owners of the Xbox Series X and Series S will be able to play practically all of the current games, but the largest gain will be for Xbox One users, who will be able to play “next-gen” titles on their consoles. Xbox One consoles will be able to play games like Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker thanks to the xCloud service, which will be available soon. Microsoft stated that it will continue to introduce additional games of this nature, including Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be available on the service in early 2022.
The xCloud service from Microsoft allows you to play games without having to download their apps to your smartphone. It also allows you to pick up where you left off in any compatible device and continue playing from there. To put it another way, if you finish a stage on your Xbox Series X, you can start again with the following stage on your iPhone or your PC. Microsoft first released the programme as an invite-only test in April, but it was only just made available to all Game Pass Ultimate members as a general release.
Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President and Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming, said in a news release that the company’s “adventure to deliver Cloud Gaming to more than a billion devices has been a real communal effort.” The Xbox Cloud Gaming service will begin rolling out to select Xbox console users in November, according to Microsoft.