At the Gamescom Conference today, Microsoft announced that their cloud streaming service is on its way to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.
On Xbox consoles, subscribers will be able to stream select games from Xbox Game Pass. Thus far, Xbox Cloud Gaming, also known as Project xCloud, has been available only on mobile devices and PC. To stream Xbox games on any device, players must be subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
To my knowledge, this is the first instance of a console being forward compatible. Games exclusive to Xbox S | X will be playable on an Xbox One console.
Comparatively, Sony’s cloud streaming service, PS Now, is available for PS4, PS5, and PC. But thus far, Sony has not released any PS5 titles for the service.
Xbox Cloud Gaming supports up to 60 fps at a 1080p resolution. The feature will initially launch this fall for the Xbox Insider program.