If you are planning on tossing away your Xbox One for the Series X/S, you might want to hold on to it. Getting the current-gen consoles has been difficult but Microsoft has now confirmed that it will let users play Xbox Series X/S games on their Xbox One consoles through cloud gaming (xCloud).
Discovered by TheVerge, the news was buried in a blog post after Microsoft’s E3 2021 showcase. “For the millions of people who play on Xbox One consoles today, we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next-gen games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming, just like we do with mobile devices, tablets, and browsers,” says Microsoft’s Xbox Wire editor in chief, Will Tuttle.
It is not known yet when Xbox One owners will be able to stream the games but is expected to happen later this year. The news shouldn’t come as a surprise since Microsoft wants everyone to have access to its library of games on any device with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Microsoft recently announced it was working on its own Xbox TV app for internet-enabled TVs and its own streaming stick.