May 21, 2024


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Can’t buy an Xbox Series X? You can now play next-gen games on your Xbox One

Can't buy an Xbox Series X? There's good news

Can’t buy an Xbox Series X? There’s good news

Microsoft has announced today that Xbox Game Pass games can now be played via the cloud on your Xbox Series X, S or Xbox One console. Previously, the cloud-capable games included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate were only playable via devices such as your smartphone, laptop, PC or tablet. This new feature means you can play games without having to install them on your hard-drive, which will help free up crucial space.

And, select next-gen games which currently are only playable on the Xbox Series X and S will now also be available to play on the Xbox One via the cloud. Series X and S games available to play right now on your Xbox One via the cloud include Bloober Team’s The Medium, The Riftbreaker and Recompile. And this library is set to expand with more next-gen games going to be added, including the critically acclaimed Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The big new Game Pass feature was announced in a post on the Xbox Wire. In it Catherine Gluckstein, vice president and head of product for Xbox Cloud Gaming, said: “Wow, what a week it has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Xbox, together. And we’ve got more news to share as we take another step toward our mission of bringing gaming to more people where and when they want to play: Today you can play Game Pass games from the cloud on your Xbox console.

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“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. We are launching in 25 regions with Brazil coming soon. This capability will initially roll out with our November release to a subset of Xbox gamers and scale to all gamers in supported markets over the coming weeks.”

The surprise news comes during the week that Xbox celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Monday November 15 marked two decades since the original Xbox first launched in North America, with the gigantic Duke controller and arguably one of the best console launch games ever – Bungie’s iconic Halo: Combat Evolved.

And to celebrate this landmark occasion Microsoft this week has given Xbox fans plenty of reasons to cheer.

The biggest announcement was the surprise reveal that the free multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite is available right now.

This free download dropped on Monday, and was released almost a month before the official release date for Halo Infinite in December.

Elsewhere, Microsoft has also added 70 new backwards compatible games to its OG Xbox and Xbox 360 library this week.

Original Xbox games that have been added include launch game Dead or Alive 3, FromSoftware’s Otogi and Otogi 2, SEGA shooter Gunvalkyrie and the brilliant Munch’s Oddysee.

While the new back compat 360 games include Ridge Racer 6 (Riiiidddgggge Racer!), the FEAR games, Max Payne 3 and Binary Domain.

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