Xbox One will use cloud streaming for next gen exclusives

A new lease of life

Xbox One to be a cloud streaming console

Microsoft will allow Xbox One owners to play next generation Xbox Series X/S games via its xCloud Service. The tech giant has stated some of next year’s exclusives require the power of the Series X/S, and require using Xbox Cloud Gaming to operate the games for the previous generation console.

This means the 2013 console will have access to Series X/S exclusive games from 2021 and extend its life expectancy as a cloud gaming platform.

Editor in Chief of Microsoft’s Xbox Wire, Will Tuttle had this to say:

“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.”

"Some games launching next year from our first party studios and partners, such as Starfield, Redfall, and Stalker 2 require the speed, performance, and technology of Xbox Series X/S", states Tuttle.

This is a huge development for the Xbox One. What are your thoughts on this?