Xbox Cloud Gaming Launches on Xbox Consoles

The service comes as part of a larger November update

As part of a major November update, Microsoft has announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Series X.

According to Xbox Wire, the feature requires a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate and will be available in 25 regions around the world, with Brazil support coming soon. The November update also includes quality-of-life changes like new color filters for menus and a controller firmware update.

Xbox Series Controller

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Xbox Cloud Gaming allows you to play titles on Microsoft’s cloud servers. It has many uses, like trying out new games before downloading them or hopping in a multiplayer match on a title you don’t own.

With this new update, Xbox One owners can try out next-gen games that are usually not available to them. At this time, only a few Xbox Series games are available to try out on the Xbox One: Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker. 

Microsoft said it plans to continue this Xbox One exclusive support by adding more games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator in early 2022.

This update comes on the heels of the Xbox 20th Anniversary celebration, which included the surprise launch of Halo Infinite multiplayer and more than 70 games being added to the backward compatibility library.

New color filters

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Xbox Series S and X owners will also get new color filters that make gaming easier for those with color blindness. It will affect gameplay and menus alike.

Finally, the controller firmware update reduces latency issues on the Xbox One by adding Dynamic Latency Input, a feature that already exists on the Xbox Series S and X.

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