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Microsoft adding cloud gaming to Xbox One and Series X|S this holiday

Last-gen console will be able to stream current-gen exclusives; testing begins this fall

Microsoft is bringing its cloud gaming service to the Xbox Series X|S as well as the Xbox One this holiday season, the company announced today.

Like the company's cloud gaming options on phones, tablets, and PCs, streaming games on consoles will require a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate, with support for resolutions up to 1080p and 60 frames per second.

Microsoft also emphasized that this will allow Xbox One owners to enjoy games meant for the Series X|S that the older console couldn't otherwise run, such as The Medium or Microsoft Flight Simulator.

A test period for the console streaming feature will go live in the Xbox Insiders beta program this fall.

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