Xbox One Consoles Want Xbox Cloud Gaming Next-Gen games

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Photo: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo – In a blog post that summarized the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase of Sunday at E3, Microsoft casually pointed out that they plan to bring Xbox One consoles to next-generation Xbox games via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Good news if you’ve had difficulties finding a new series of Xbox S or X.

Microsoft’s answer to services like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Nvidia’s GeForce Ahora is Xbox Cloud Gaming, formerly called project xCloud. The service started last September to play on your phone or browser mostly.

“We look forward to sharing how many of these next-generation games, like Microsoft Flight Simulator, can be brought to your console via Xbox Cloud Gaming just as we have with mobile devices, tablets and browsers for the millions of people who play on Xbox One today,” Will Tuttle, editor-in-chief at Xbox Wire, wrote on the blog.

Although this is a good way to get some more life out of Xbox One, it will probably be limited to the same constraints affecting every cloud game: Your internet connection is at the mercy of you. Microsoft upgrades its server blades to support the Xbox Series in a better way, which is to translate better loading times and frame rates according to Verge, later this month.

However, it still depends on your individual setup whether you have a good experience. Some factors are in your control, such as using a wired or wireless connection. Others are not like problems with the network or server. When Gizmodo tried xCloud in the beta early on, it was pretty good except Halo: Reach. (Although updates later appeared to resolve that problem). However, for everyone who tests xCloud, this was not the experience.

We’re still waiting to see how helpful that will be in the long term. Short-term games like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: Infinite will also be native to the Xbox One. This solution from xCloud may be most useful for Microsoft Flight Simulator and any titles from third parties that do not natively come to the Xbox One. However, we like to see companies offering more options to consumers. Anything that helps you to fight your buck is not bad.