As part of its big Gamescom presentation yesterday, Microsoft revealed yet another big move for its Cloud Gaming service, which is currently making the rounds on mobile devices. This holiday season, it’ll make the shift to consoles. Well, Xbox consoles, anyway.
While there’s still no word on the service coming to Nintendo Switch – yet – Microsoft will offer Cloud Gaming on over 100 of its titles for Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X systems, allowing gamers to enjoy some of their favorite titles without having to sacrifice their precious hard drive space to make room for them.
Some of the key features for this service are detailed below:
- Discover and play over 100 high-quality games in the Xbox Game Pass library without having to use valuable storage space or wait for installs.
- Quickly jump into the fun with your friends in multiplayer games, like Sea of Thieves, as soon as you get the invite so you can set sail without waiting for an install.
- Play Gen 9-only Xbox games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Medium on your Xbox One via the cloud – coming in the future.
Microsoft didn’t have a list of games available at the moment, but popular favorites like Minecraft Dungeons and Halo Infinite are sure to top the list, along with other first party and key third-party titles.
That means Sony has some work to do. While that company has pushed forward with its own cloud gaming service with PlayStation Now, it offers it separately from its PlayStation Plus service. To stay competitive, the company might have to consider merging the two, in the hopes of creating a super-service for fans to subscribe to, like Microsoft currently offers with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $15 a month. If Sony could do that, well, then we would be talking.
Check out the trailer for Xbox Cloud Gaming below and prepare to enjoy the games!
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