Can’t find Xbox Series X stock to buy? Microsoft has great news for Xbox One gamers
The Xbox Series X launched last November, but the powerful next-gen console from Microsoft is still hard to come by. Stock for the Xbox Series X is still like gold dust, with restocks selling out at lightning fast speeds whenever they become available. If you haven’t been able to secure an order of the Xbox Series X yet, but do have an Xbox One, then Microsoft has some great news for you.
In a blog post Microsoft has revealed that existing Xbox One owners will still be able to experience next-gen games, thanks to the power of the cloud.
The Redmond-based tech giant specifically highlighted Microsoft Flight Simulator as one game that will be playable via the cloud on Xbox One.
But the comments also open the door to other next-gen titles, such as the highly anticipated Starfield, as being potentially playable on Xbox One via the cloud.
In the blog post Microsoft said: “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.”
Cloud gaming is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offering.
So if you’re an Xbox One owner that currently has a regular Game Pass subscription you’d have to upgrade to the Ultimate tier to take advantage of this.
Regular Xbox Game Pass membership costs £7.99 a month, with Game Pass Ultimate £10.99 a month.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also offers access to Xbox Live (which usually costs £6.99 a month) and the EA Play library.
The exciting update for Xbox One gamers was revealed as part of a blog post published in the aftermath of the blockbuster Xbox E3 event over the weekend.
That event showcased plenty of first-party next-gen games heading to the Xbox Series X, such as Forza Horizon 5, Starfield, Redfall and STALKER 2.
Speaking about Xbox’s upcoming line-up, the Xbox team said: “At the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, we gave our fans a closer look at the next era of gaming, revealing worlds previously thought impossible and delivering the power of games to everyone, everywhere. Over the course of the show, we pulled the curtain back on thirty titles, 27 of which will be included with Xbox Game Pass.
“Our growing family of 23 studios is devoted to advancing the medium we all love, so we were happy to share that now through the end of the year, you can look forward to back-to-back monthly releases coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, led by a record five new titles from Xbox Game Studios this holiday, including Halo Infinite.”
They went on to add: “You’ll see many games this holiday, including Forza Horizon 5, which will boast DirectX Raytracing on both Xbox Series X and S, and Battlefield 2042, which will run at 60fps while supporting 128 players on Xbox Series X|S. Some games launching next year from our first party studios and partners, such as Starfield, Redfall, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 require the speed, performance, and technology of Xbox Series X|S. We’re excited to see developers realise their visions in ways that only next-gen hardware will allow them to do.”
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