Xbox Cloud Gaming Available Now on Xbox Consoles

Interested in playing on the cloud on your Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One? Now you can!

Published: November 17, 2021 11:34 AM /


Xbox Cloud Gaming

Xbox Cloud Gaming is available now on in beta form the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, letting players try out games without having to download them. Previously, Xbox Cloud Gaming has been made available for internet browsers, iOS, and Android over the past year or so.

It's interesting that Xbox consoles are the last to receive Xbox Cloud Gaming, but it makes sense because it's the main event. When you think Xbox Cloud Gaming you think of playing on an Xbox, so it's natural that Microsoft would use other platforms and launch on them first to nail the experience down before launching it on Xbox consoles.

Want to see the service in action? Check out the trailer below:

How do I play on Xbox Cloud Gaming?

It's rather simple: in order to play on Microsoft's cloud gaming service, simply have a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Once done, look for the cloud icon and hop in. Microsoft touts that if you haven't downloaded a game yet you can hop in on the action quickly while also saving space on your hard drive. Xbox One players will also be able to play next-gen titles such as RecompileThe Medium, and The Riftbreaker, titles that were previously only available for Xbox Series X|S. 

This isn't a one-and-done feature either: more games will be added to the service such as Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022, which is probably the biggest game that will receive the largest boost due to cloud gaming. 60 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator? Yes please!

Anyways, more than a billion devices have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming now, and it looks like the service is here to stay. For more information on Microsoft's cloud gaming platform, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.

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