Xbox Series X|S Exclusives to Xbox One. Microsoft is bringing next-gen Xbox games to the Xbox One with xCloud.
Microsoft will let Xbox One owners play next-gen Xbox games through its xCloud service. The news was buried in a blog post recapping Microsoft’s Xbox + Bethesda showcase, with the company confirming plans to leverage Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) for Xbox One consoles. That means the 2013 hardware will play Xbox Series X exclusive games from 2021 — extending the lifecycle of what would normally soon be obsolete boxes.
Xbox Series X|S Exclusives to Xbox One
The Xbox Series X will be the ultimate console for players who want the most immersive games from a device designed, built, and optimized for gaming with zero compromises. Powered by our next generation, a custom-designed processor including an 8 core Zen 2 CPU, delivering more than 4x the processing power of an Xbox One, and a 12 TFLOP RDNA 2 GPU, more than 8x the performance of the original Xbox One, Xbox Series X will enable a new level of visual fidelity and immersion
“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,” says Will Tuttle, editor in chief of Microsoft’s Xbox Wire.
It’s not clear when xCloud game streaming will be available on Xbox One consoles, though. It’s unlikely to be ready in time for the July launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Microsoft’s head of cloud gaming, Kareem Choudhry, previously said xCloud would be integrated into consoles “later this year.”
The Bottom line
We’ll admit, the idea of there being a list of pure best Xbox One exclusives – and best Xbox Series X exclusives for that matter – is a bit of a misnomer. Microsoft’s gaming system has eroded the idea of traditional exclusives, as nearly all Xbox titles also appear on PC, along with Xbox Game Pass, thus becoming some of the best PC games too.
2021 will be a fantastic year to be an Xbox fan. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have launched, so we’re officially going full steam ahead into the next generation of gaming.
The announcement of Microsoft leveraging its Xbox Cloud Gaming services provides more options for people to play Xbox’s titles. This would, in theory, allow Xbox One owners to play upcoming 2022 releases like Starfield and Redfall, both of which are Xbox Series X/S console exclusives on their nearly eight-year-old console.