Xbox cloud gaming through Game Pass Ultimate is finally coming to a console near you. After spending over a year in a closed beta for mobile users, Microsoft has started rolling out the beta of cloud gaming to all mobile users. Followed by an open beta for PC users, then finally a full launch earlier this year.
Today, the company announced that if you have an Xbox Series X | S or Xbox One console, cloud gaming will be coming to you soon. Officially, the deployment begins today. However, this is happening in stages and won’t be on a large scale for all users until a few weeks later. If you’re lucky, you already have access, as long as you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Xbox cloud gaming for console starts with 25 regions
Right off the bat, Microsoft is making cloud gaming available in 25 regions. So there’s a good chance your region will be included and the feature will go live today or as part of the initial rollout. Some of the 25 regions benefiting from the feature include the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, and many countries in Europe as well as a handful of Southeast Asia.
A link to the full list can be found in Microsoft’s announcement. Which actually shows 26 demarcated regions. Although the ad mentions 25 regions.
Microsoft also says Brazil, which is not on the list, will soon benefit from the feature. It does not confirm an exact date. But it wouldn’t be surprising to see it come out before the end of the year.
Next Gen games for Xbox One? You bet
Look, there’s no point in beating around the bush. It’s always incredibly difficult to get your hands on an Xbox Series X | S console. Even now, a year later. So, for Xbox One owners, the arrival of cloud gaming via Game Pass Ultimate is a huge advantage.
This gives gamers the ability to play some of the new games released for Microsoft’s latest console. And because they’re streamed to Microsoft’s blade servers, nothing needs to be installed and you get the full experience just like playing them on a Series X | S.