Microsoft has officially announced Xbox Cloud Gaming, a new way to stream titles on the Game Pass library without having to endure lengthy installation times. This news stems from Jake Rosenberg, Senior Program Manager at Xbox, who shared the news during a stream with Gamescom yesterday.
Long story short, Game Pass subscribers will have access to well over 100 titles on the platform without having to download them. So, that basically means users will be able to jump straight into the action with friends and swap between titles without bulking out your hard drive space.
Rosenberg shed light on the new streaming service yesterday
“We’ll begin testing the experience as part of our Xbox Insider program this fall, so that we can gather valuable feedback and improve the experience,” Rosenberg commented. “Keep an eye out on Xbox Wire for more details on the rollout and release timing.”
“It’s a way for console gamers to play some of their favourite games as quickly as possible, jump into games with friends more easily, and try out Xbox Game Pass titles before installing them.”
Rolling out this holiday season, Xbox Game Cloud will test the waters via its Xbox Insider program. Following on from that, we can expect a full release to land by 2022. In the meantime, Game Pass subscribers will just have to endure the wait. If only for a short while.
Xbox Game Cloud will come to both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. You can pick up your subscription to Game Pass for as little as $9.99 a month.