The company currently offers cloud gaming on mobile devices and web browsers as part of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service, and cloud gaming will be added directly into the Xbox app on PC and integrated into the Xbox console experience later this year.
This will pave the way for Microsoft to bridge console generations by letting Xbox One owners access next-gen games without having to own an Xbox Series X/S console.
“We’re excited to see developers realize their visions in ways that only next-gen hardware will allow them to do,” Microsoft said in an Xbox Wire post.
“For the millions of people who play on Xbox One consoles today, we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next-gen games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming, just like we do with mobile devices, tablets, and browsers.”
During a pre-E3 media briefing, Microsoft said it is planning to bring Xbox cloud gaming to internet-connected TVs in a move that will let players access services like Game Pass with no extra hardware required except a controller. It is also building its own streaming devices to bring cloud gaming to any TV or monitor without the need for a console.
In the same presentation, Microsoft said it is exploring new Xbox Game Pass subscription plans in a bid to bring the service to a wider audience.