Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming Service, once know as xCloud, will officially be heading to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles this holiday for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Of course, this will allow users to play games via streaming instead of having to download a game.
Over 100 Game Pass titles will be playable on the service when it debuts, included games like Sea of Thieves and Minecraft Dungeons. Players will also be able to hop right into multiplayer sessions when receiving an invite, no installs required.
Games playable via this service will be updated to include a small cloud icon in the bottom right corner of its icons on consoles, as mentioned in the new Xbox Wire post. Then just press play to get started on your adventure.
The feature will let Xbox One users enjoy Xbox Series X|S console-exclusive game like Microsoft Flight Simulator through streaming. However, this feature won’t be available at launch. That will eventually arrive and make the wait for a current-gen console a little more tolerable. No details on when this ability would released.
Testing for Xbox Cloud Gaming on consoles will come to the Xbox Insider program this fall before its full launch later in the year. Games played while using the service will support 1080p resolution at 60fps.
Microsoft recently announced the initiative to use Xbox Cloud Gaming to bring millions of players more games from current-gen consoles to the older generations. They also have plans to use Cloud Gaming to bring console games to PC users.