After recently adding support for cloud games to the Xbox application on Windows 10, Microsoft today announced that it will bring cloud games to the Xbox Series X consoles | S and Xbox One later this year. The Redmond giant announced its Xbox Gamescom 2021 showcase.
With support for cloud games on consoles, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to discover more than 100 high-quality games in the Xbox Game Pass library and play them immediately. They won’t have to wait for games to install on their consoles or hoard their precious memory.
Additionally, for online multiplayer games like Sea of Thieves, players will be able to instantly join in on the fun as soon as they receive an invitation from their friends. In addition, they will be able to enjoy exclusive Gen 9 titles, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Medium, on incompatible devices such as Xbox One using the cloud service. However, the latter will be added to consoles in the future.
So, once cloud game support is activated in the Xbox Game Pass library, gamers can search for games with a cloud icon to start playing them over the air. Additionally, to ensure high-quality gameplay, gamers will be able to enjoy cloud-compatible games at 1080p and 60FPS.
About availability, Microsoft tells that it will begin testing this cloud gaming experience for consoles with members of this Xbox Insider program, starting this fall. The feature will launch publicly sometime during the holiday season.