Xbox announced during its Gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream that cloud gaming will be coming to its consoles this holiday!
Play the games you love how you want, where you want, when you want ☁️— Xbox (@Xbox) August 24, 2021
Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to consoles as part of @XboxGamePass Ultimate: https://t.co/aCGoDCFbUR | #XboxGC pic.twitter.com/9FXWiyJeFQ
As detailed in a post on Xbox Wire, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to access 100+ cloud-enabled games on either Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One consoles. As with Xbox’s other cloud gaming services, console players will be able to jump in and out of games, play with friends, and try out titles all through streaming.
This is particularly interesting news because it allows Xbox One players access to a lot of the benefits of the Xbox Series X|S but on previous generation hardware. Even Xbox Series X|S exclusive games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Medium will be playable on Xbox One consoles.
Xbox is supporting up to 1080p at 60fps to “ensure the highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices.” These standards match those set for Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) for PCs, phones, and tablets.
Xbox will start testing the cloud gaming on its consoles this fall as part of the Xbox Insider program.