Xbox Cloud Gaming launches on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One Consoles, Indian gamers to wait

Microsoft has begun to roll out the ability to play games via Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox One or Xbox Series X / S consoles, the company announced last Wednesday. The feature is available with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription and will be available in 25 regions with Brazil first on the list.

The rollout will be first to a subset of Xbox gamers followed by everyone in supported markets over the coming weeks. India does not feature in the list of 25 regions yet. The cloud gaming service was previously made available on the Windows PC through the Xbox App and is already available for Windows and iOS devices through their cloud gaming website.

This means select games that are currently only playable on Xbox Series X|S, like Recompile, The Medium, and The Riftbreaker, are now playable on your Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and cloud gaming,” read a blog post by Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President and Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Microsoft revealed plans for cloud gaming rollout during Gamescom 2021 Xbox stream for this holiday season. “Today you can play Game Pass games from the cloud on your Xbox console. We’re excited that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

The Redmond-based company has confirmed that they will add more next-gen games to their cloud gaming library, with Microsoft Flight Simulator to be made available in early 2022.

Last week, in celebration of Xbox’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft announced the addition of 70+ Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games to the backward compatibility library on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X. This is an update to the backward compatibility program for Xbox after the company put it on hold two years ago.

The games added to backward compatibility are as follows:

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • Aces of the Galaxy
  • Advent Rising
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
  • Bankshot Billiards 2
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Conan
  • Darwinia+
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney Universe
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Elements of Destruction
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • F.E.A.R. Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mini Ninjas
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • MX vs. ATV Alive
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • NIER
  • Novadrome
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • The Outfit
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • R.A.W. – Realms of Ancient War
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Rio
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwjumper!
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
  • Warlords