Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Strong next-gen feature is finally here – but not for everyone

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Xbox Insiders can now try a new feature. (Image source: master1305, Getty Images / GIGA)

Microsoft is improving its gaming platform with a new feature that makes next-gen gaming possible for the entire Xbox family. However, this function is currently only available to a few selected Xbox players.

Xbox Series X

Xbox continues to work on its own cloud gaming service – thanks to the function, gamers can now Play games for the Xbox Series X | S with an Xbox One. After the feature was announced a few weeks ago, players can now benefit from it – but only for selected Xbox insiders for the time being.

Xbox: Cloud gaming brings next-gen to older consoles

The cloud gaming feature for the Xbox One enables players to play exclusive next-gen highlights on the older generation of consoles, by streaming them to the console. This means that the latest games can also run in the best quality on the last-gen devices – at least if the Internet connection works. (Source: Xbox)

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For starters, however, Microsoft leaves the new feature only try from Xbox Alpha Skip-Ahead Insiders. The company had already used such a staggered test phase in previous cloud gaming projects, such as streaming the Game Pass library on laptops and PCs.

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Microsoft relies on console compatibility

With the focus on cloud gaming, Microsoft continues to improve access to the latest games. In the next few years Games like Redfall, Starfield, and The Elder Scrolls 6 have some challenging next-gen games appear that will exploit the full graphics power of the Xbox Series X. With the cloud gaming feature, Xbox One owners should also be able to experience these triple A games in their full glory.

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Microsoft is bringing a new cloud gaming feature to Xbox One. Some Xbox insiders can now test the function on their last-gen console and play next-gen games via streaming.

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