The gaming industry is revolutionizing to cloud computing. The advancement is unmatched, and gamers globally are transitioning alongside. Microsoft’s Xbox is the only company that goes toe to toe with Sony’s Playstation lineup. Moreover, Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 are the two dominant consoles in the gaming industry. The audience strongly supports the two consoles, while some can’t choose between and buy both. Regardless, both companies illustrate that cloud gaming is the new future.
Cloud gaming is taking over, and you can also hop on the train to play impressive games online.
Origin of Xbox Cloud Gaming
Microsoft started beta testing the cloud gaming service in November 2019. After receiving positive feedback worldwide from the beta testers, the service was officially launched on September 15, 2020. Xbox cloud gaming is a cross-platform software owned by Microsoft Corporation that is currently active in 28 major countries.
The beauty of cloud gaming is that you can play high-quality games from any device, whether Android, Windows, iOS, iPad OS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam Deck, and select Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Monitors, according to Microsoft’s official website.
Currently, the only way to get into the cloud gaming space is by purchasing a monthly subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Most first-time users can get started for $1; however, know that you are signing up for a monthly subscription of $15.
Benefits of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription plan that can be canceled anytime. There are three plans to choose from, namely:
- Console: It’s a $10/month subscription that gives you access to hundreds of thrilling games if you own an Xbox console (Series S, Series X, Xbox 360, etc.)
- PC: A $10 monthly subscription that offers a massive catalog of high-quality games to PC users. You can also play EA games if you own a PC plan.
- Ultimate: The highest subscription plan that costs $15/month. It offers the best of both worlds. With this one plan, you can play games on PC and consoles, and guess what? Cloud Gaming is possible as well. You can learn more on their official website: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass?xr=shellnav#join. Besides the triple medium benefit, you also get free access to Xbox Live Gold and EA games.
What Is Xbox Cloud Gaming?
Playing the latest high-quality games on the go is now more accessible due to cloud gaming. All the games are stored on the servers, and you are actually streaming the games rather than playing them. It eliminates the option of owning an expensive console, being confined to one room, and downloading heavy games (sometimes 100GB or more) on the console or PC.
Xbox cloud gaming is successful today because you no longer have to own expensive consoles to play the latest console games. If you have any of the devices listed above, you can stream games directly from it using a strong internet connection.
All you need to get started is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, any compatible device, a compatible controller (readily available on Amazon), and a stable high-speed internet connection. Furthermore, you can start your game from one device and then continue where you left off from another device; it’s that simple and fluent. You are saving a lot of storage space without taking away from the gaming experience.
According to Microsoft, internet speed is crucial to maintain an uninterrupted gaming experience; on a Wifi, the minimum speed requirement is 5Ghz; and on a mobile data connection, the speed should be 20mbps or more. If you meet these criteria, cloud gaming will be a positive change for you.
List Of Games You Can Play Via Xbox Cloud Gaming
Cloud gaming on Xbox gives you access to a library of hundreds of games. Some of the most popular games are listed below:
- High on Life
- Halo Infinite
- Sea of thieves
- Forza Horizon 4 and 5
- Assassins Creed Odyssey
- F1 2021
- Battlefield Revolution
- Dragon Age Inquisition
- Mirror Edge Catalyst
- NFS Heat
- Mass Effect Andromeda
- Dragon Age 2
- Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
- Unravel 2
- Aragami 2
- Dead By Daylight
- Edge of Eternity
- Empire of Sin
The list goes on. You can go through the entire list from the official website by clicking here: Xbox Cloud Games.
Which is the first game you will play on the Xbox cloud? Let us know in the comments below.