Xbox Cloud Gaming confirmed for Xbox consoles – right here's why it is sensible

Microsoft has introduced its Xbox Cloud Gaming platform (aka xCloud) is coming to Xbox consoles later this yr, which is nice information for avid gamers with restricted hard-drive house.

Till now, the cloud know-how has been geared in the direction of serving to customers expertise high-end gaming experiences past the highly effective Xbox consoles, as back-end server {hardware} does all the heavy lifting.

That’ll change “this vacation season” (apologies for the Americanism), when Microsoft updates the Xbox dashboard on Sequence X/S and the Xbox One console. Right here’s the trailer:


Naturally, these console house owners will nonetheless have to be Sport Go Final subscribers to entry the cloud video games, however appropriate video games – identifiable by a cloud icon – will quickly be out there to stream in addition to obtain. Throughout the Xbox @ Gamescom 2021 stream on Wednesday, Microsoft mentioned that 100 Sport Go titles shall be a part of the rollout, with multiplayer integration.

With obtain sizes greater than ever for next-generation gaming experiences, and most hard-drives capped at 1TB, it will have a number of constructive results for avid gamers shifting ahead.

  • Firstly, they’ll bounce into the sport with out ready ages to obtain it.
  • Secondly, they’ll have the ability to determine whether or not they prefer it earlier than downloading to play offline.
  • Thirdly, this won’t require avid gamers with house points to go deleting video games as a way to play a brand new one.

It’ll additionally imply that these but to get a next-gen Xbox, will have the ability to play video games like Microsoft Flight Simulator on an Xbox One. Microsoft does say video games will assist as much as 1080p at 60fps to make sure a constant expertise for all.

“Backside line? Cloud gaming in your console additional reduces your time to enjoyable! All it’s important to do is navigate to Xbox Sport Go and search for video games with the cloud icon,” Microsoft says in a weblog publish.

We’ll have extra from the Xbox reside stream at Gamescom all through the night.