Picture: Alex Cranz/GizmodoDeep in an article summarizing Sundays Xbox & & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft casually discussed it intends on bringing next-gen Xbox video games to Xbox One consoles through Xbox Cloud Gaming. Fantastic news, if youve been struggling to discover a new Xbox Series S or Series X. Xbox Cloud Gaming, formerly called Project xCloud, is Microsofts response to services like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Nvidias GeForce Now. The service launched last September and is mostly focused on gaming on your phone or a web browser. “For the millions of individuals who use Xbox One consoles today, we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring a lot of these next-gen video games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming, similar to we finish with mobile phones, tablets, and web browsers,” Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire editor-in-chief, composed in the blog site. While this is a neat method to eke out a bit more life from an Xbox One, itll likely be limited to the exact same constraints that impact all cloud gaming: Youre at the grace of your web connection. According to the Verge, Microsoft is updating its server blades later on this month to much better support the Xbox Series X, which ought to translate to much better load times and frame rates. Whether you have an excellent experience will still depend on your individual setup. Some factors, like if you utilize a wired or cordless connection, are within your control. Others, like network or server concerns, are not. When Gizmodo attempted xCloud early on in the beta, it was quite great with the exception of Halo: Reach. (Though later on updates appeared to repair that concern). Nevertheless, this wasnt the experience for everyone who tested xCloud.G/ O Media may get a commission Well still have to wait to see how beneficial this is in the long term. In the short term, first-party games like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: Infinite are also headed to the Xbox One natively. This xCloud service will probably be most helpful for, well, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and any third-party titles that do not concern the Xbox One natively. Still, we like to see companies offering customers more options, and anything that helps you get more bang for your dollar isnt a bad thing.