From Kotaku interview…the idea of using xCloud to stream XSX next gen titles to X1 consoles (another idea I had a while back!)…
…It was refreshing to hear that Spencer also sounds committed to bringing xCloud to Xbox One, letting current gen Xbox owners play next gen games without buying a new box.
“When we think about Xbox One, absolutely, we think it could be a good way for us to bridge generations and be able to let people play those games,” Spencer said. He put it behind PC and iOS in terms of priorities. “I don’t think it’s years off,” he said. “It’s just work to get done. We know how to do it.”
I’ve said for a while that they should do this. Imagine using xCloud to stream XSX experiences to X1 consoles, so X1 owners could directly experience what is on offer. They could do this for trade shows too, letting everyone with PC, mobile, X1/XSX/XSS stream stage demos.
It also means the commentary about not leaving X1 gamers behind can be the best of both worlds…you can have your next gen only Avowed, Hellblade, Forza, Fable, etc…but you can still play them on X1.
They will likely end 2021 with PC’s, tablets, laptops, iOS phones, Android phones, X1 consoles, XSX/XSS, and Samsung TV’s all running next gen games through Game Pass and xCloud. And Gamestop pushing consoles and Game Pass and All Access too. I don’t think ppl appreciate the strength of these market moves.