How To Play Next-Gen Xbox Games On Xbox One With xCloud

Microsoft's been making a heavy push with Xbox Cloud Gaming - formerly known as Project xCloud - recently. Having announced plans to bring Game Pass streaming to smart TVs and dedicated streaming devices, alongside news they'll be using Series X hardware for cloud games, Microsoft's bringing next-gen streaming to Xbox One too.

Within a wrap-up of the Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase, they confirmed:

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.
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How To Use Xbox Cloud Gaming On Xbox One

Right now, that's unclear but if it's being implemented in a similar manner to Android or PC, it'll likely be a separate app downloaded through the Xbox One.

Launch Date

We don't have a specific timeframe either, though Microsoft’s head of cloud gaming, Kareem Choudhry, previously said it'll be integrated into consoles “later this year.”

Which Series X|S Games Aren't On Xbox One?

While Microsoft previously announced that they'd implement cross-generation support for 1st party games, some are already releasing as Xbox Series X|S exclusives. Microsoft Flight Simulator's a prominent example when it arrives next month, while Starfield's also confirmed as a next-gen console exclusive. With this announcement, that means last-gen players won't necessarily miss out.