Microsoft has expanded the availability of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) to the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
“Today you can play Game Pass games from the cloud on your Xbox console,” Microsoft vice president Catherine Gluckstein writes in the announcement post. “We’re excited that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription.”
This is exciting for all the obvious reasons, but it’s also a way for those with Xbox One consoles to play some games that were made or optimized for newer consoles too. For example, Xbox Series X|S-specific titles like Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker are now playable on Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. And more games, including Microsoft Flight Simulator, are on the way in early 2022.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is available on these consoles in 25 countries, with Brazil coming soon. And it is perhaps interesting that Microsoft has explicitly revealed that it is on a “journey” to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more than a billion devices. That worked out well last time.