One of the features of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is that it allows for game streaming. However, interestingly enough despite the Xbox name, the streaming feature was only available on all other platforms except the Xbox console, like smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
The good news is that if you were interested in taking advantage of game streaming, then you’ll be pleased to hear that during Gamescom, Microsoft has announced that they will be bringing its xCloud streaming platform onto its Xbox consoles this holiday season. This will cover both the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and the Xbox One.
This is actually pretty cool because while Microsoft has been pretty good with regards to Xbox backwards compatibility, it’s up to the developers to ensure compatibility. In this case, not only would it let Xbox Series X/S gamers play Xbox One games, but Xbox One gamers can also enjoy Xbox Series X/S games as well.
Of course, not all games will be available to stream. Microsoft says that there will be more than 100 games available that are playable without needing to download them. They also note that games that are cloud-compatible will have a cloud icon next to them as well.