25 Aug 2021 9:15 AM +00:00

Cloud Gaming - via Game Pass - is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Xbox's Gamescom 2021 stream was one worth watching if you're an Xbox Game Pass member. Not only is Humble Games teaming up with Xbox to bring all their indie titles to Game Pass on Day One - You're also going to be able to stream Game Pass games to your console via Cloud Gaming techniques! This means you can jump into a game of Sea of Thieves without needing to download it, for example. It's a huge step forwards for those of us who want to make the most out of Xbox's Game Pass games but don't have the storage space. Here's everything you need to know...

Cloud Gaming is coming to Xbox One & Series X|S

Cloud Gaming is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for Game Pass Ultimate members in the next few months and we can't wait to jump in. All you're going to need to do is keep an eye out for a little Cloud Symbol on the game - although there should be a "Cloud Gaming" section in the Microsoft Store - and then you can just start playing it!

They won't be in 4K though, even on next-gen consoles. You're looking at 1080p at 60FPS - provided the connection is strong enough to stream the game. That's certainly better than it could be and when you weigh the pros against the cons... It's not a bad deal at all. It's also worth noting that this is the same as Cloud Gaming on PC and mobile devices.

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Cloud Gaming features are going to be tested "as part of [the] Xbox Insider program" over the next few months and should be available before the end of the year. Xbox Wire has stated that this means "Holiday 2021". This is - with any luck - just in time for Halo Infinite. How convenient!