Sep, 2021 - By WMR
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Cloud Gaming services will be available by November 2021 on consoles. Instead of installing games locally, cloud gaming allows users to stream them over the internet.
On August 24, 2021, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Cloud Gaming, which allows gamers to stream games rather than download them, would be available this holiday season on its latest Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, as well as previous Xbox One consoles. At the Gamescom video game fair, Microsoft announced the launch window for cloud gaming on consoles. The event is normally held in Cologne, Germany. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it would be held entirely online this year.
Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, among other tech companies are relying on a future of video games that goes beyond consoles, with subscription services and software playing a larger role. While Microsoft continues to invest a lot of money in Xbox hardware, it is also focusing heavily on Xbox Game Pass, a monthly subscription program that provides players access to a lot of over 100 games for around US$ 15 per month.
Microsoft's strategy includes cloud gaming, in which games are deployed on remote servers and broadcasted to users over the internet. The goal is to bring gamers into the Microsoft ecosystem via several devices. Xbox Cloud Gaming is available exclusively on PCs and mobile devices. Microsoft now intends to bring it to consoles. Through partnering with producers and its dedicated streaming dongles, it also plans to introduce cloud gaming on TVs. Integrated Xbox Cloud Gaming games have a small cloud icon and can be broadcasted at 1080p60fps for those who have already played on PCs, phones, and tablets.
As part of the Xbox Insider Program this year, Microsoft will begin testing the Xbox Cloud Gaming on the console and will be releasing specifics on roll-out and releasing the schedule soon.