Microsoft’s game streaming feature for Xbox is available on just about every major platform, except the one place you might expect it the most, the Xbox Series X | S. Today though, Microsoft made an official announcement letting players know that the Xbox Series X | S consoles are still getting the game streaming capability for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
In fact, there’s now even a release window. During the company’s Gamescom 2021 showcase, Microsoft confirmed that cloud gaming would be landing on its newest consoles later this year. Once it arrives, you’ll no longer need a mobile device or a PC to stream your Xbox games.
Instead, you can enjoy games in the cloud on your actual Xbox from the comfort of your couch. This provides huge benefits for those who primarily game on the Xbox. Or that only game on the Xbox. As those users can now try games as long as they have a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate.
Xbox Series X | S will gain game streaming capabilities this holiday
There’s not an exact release date yet, but there is a release window. If you own a Series X | S console, cloud gaming will arrive sometime this holiday. Without an official release date, those that do have the means to try Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming on a different platform definitely should.
This way they know what to expect when it arrives for consoles later in the year. Having said that, the experience could still prove different for people that test it on mobile through mobile data or Wi-Fi, compared to a console which might be hardwired.
Games will be labeled with a cloud icon
When the feature goes live, games will be easy to find and easy to spot. Since cloud gaming is an Xbox Game Pass feature, all the games for it will be in this app. Players will simply need to launch the Game Pass app and look for games that have cloud icon. As this will be the label to indicate which games can be streamed over the cloud and which ones can’t.
Also worth keeping in mind is that this list of games does rotate.