It’s a piece of information that went unnoticed during this week under the sign of the E3. For several years now, Microsoft has turned to Cloud Gaming. If PlayStation had opened the dance with the possibility of streaming PSN games directly on its home console, the main handicap was the current technology and the proposed visual quality.
While Xbox has tackled the smartphone and tablet market by offering the possibility to play on Android and iOS devices with a controller or directly in touch to several Xbox One games via Xbox Game Pass, it was only a matter of time before the techno tackled a new platform: the Xbox One.
Indeed, Microsoft has recently deployed the possibility to play Xbox games via Cloud Gaming on Apple devices and on PC via a web browser. If PC users will be able to use the Xbox app directly in the future, we suspect that the same system (powered by Rainway) will soon be available on Xbox One.
And Xbox does not intend to stop there since the American company is working with connected TV manufacturers to integrate this Cloud Gaming directly into future TVs.
The information to note is that the Xbox Gaming Cloud is currently based on Xbox One Xbox Series X|S and that soon, the park will be composed entirely of Xbox Series X. Basically, when you play in the Cloud, it will be an Xbox Series X that will run the game and allow you to enjoy a “next-gen” experience, if your internet connection allows it.
This opens up huge possibilities (like what Nintendo has done with the Switch and the Control game). This would allow “exclusive Xbox Series X|S” games to run on smartphones, PC tablets and especially Xbox One, all via the Cloud.
At least that’s what the Xbox Wire article suggests.
For the millions of people who play on Xbox One consoles today, we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next-gen games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming, just like we do with mobile devices, tablets, and browsers.Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief
Another idea of use currently under development on the Xbox side, the possibility to “test a demo” or “start playing” a game in the cloud while waiting for it to finish downloading.
If it is obviously a good idea on paper (for France for example with fiber and 5G), it is relatively more complicated to implement in many countries around the world where the Internet coverage is not efficient enough.
In any case, this is potentially good news for Xbox One owners who may be able to play games in Xbox Series X quality via their Xbox Game Pass subscription.