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Xbox Cloud Gaming may bring ‘Starfield,’ ‘Redfall’ and other new-gen titles to Xbox One
Some of the biggest first-party Xbox titles announced at E3 are billed to exclusively launch on Xbox Series X/S. However, Microsoft may have provided a solid hint at the likes of “Starfield” and “Redfall” arriving on Xbox One as well.
‘Starfield’ and ‘Redfall’ appears to be heading to Xbox One in 2022
The joint E3 showcase of Xbox and Bethesda is still being talked about in social media and other online platforms days after it took place, thanks to the lineup of AAA titles exclusively launching on Xbox. At the event, though, games like “Starfield” and “Redfall” were labeled as launching exclusively on Xbox Series X/S on the console platform. However, a blog post recapping the event suggests Microsoft is aiming to let Xbox One users access these upcoming games as well.
Xbox Wire editor-in-chief Will Tuttle said upcoming games like “Starfield,” “Redfall,” and “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2” need the technology available on new-gen consoles Xbox Series X/S. In the same paragraph, Tuttle hinted they will be sharing more information on how Xbox One players will get to experience these games.
For now, though, “Microsoft Flight Simulator” is the only upcoming Xbox Series X/S confirmed to be playable on Xbox One via Xbox Cloud Gaming. But based on how the announcement is worded in the blog post, it is unlikely the new-gen game to get this treatment.
Xbox Cloud Gaming slated to arrive on consoles in the coming months
Xbox head Phil Spencer and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed the company’s “all in” commitment to the gaming industry. One of the things they tackled was their plan to make gaming more accessible through cloud gaming.
“The cloud will allow us to completely remove these barriers to play worldwide,” Spencer said. “With the cloud, gaming players can participate fully in the same Xbox experience as people on local hardware. We couldn’t do that if we weren’t part of Microsoft.”
The Xbox Cloud Gaming, also known as xCloud, is currently in beta. But Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers already have access to its services, allowing them to play PC and console games on eligible Android phones and tablets. Meanwhile, Microsoft recently confirmed it is integrating xCloud-supported features on Xbox consoles this year that will allow console players to download and try games before making a purchase. But a launch date for this cloud-based service is still unknown.