Microsoft today announced it is bringing its xCloud gaming service to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. The feature is still in its beta stage and it will be available to select console owners in 25 regions with Brazil set to come soon. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream games to their Xbox consoles and Microsoft plans to make it available to all gamers “over the coming weeks.”
With the xCloud streaming service now available on consoles, users will be able to try out Game Pass titles without downloading them. The multiplayer feature is now better on the platform which means players can jump into an invite from their friends even if they do not have a game installed. Xbox One owners with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be able to play next-gen titles such as Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker on their consoles. Microsoft says more next-gen games will be added to the xCloud gaming library and Microsoft Flight Simulator, in particular, will be added in early 2022.
Eligible gamers can stream games now from their consoles through the cloud icon on supported titles on the Game Pass library. Microsoft initially made its xCloud gaming service available to Android devices before rolling it out on iOS and PC.