It’s finally here! Xbox gaming is live on Xbox consoles

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Key notes

  • If you thought the 76 titles dropped during the Xbox 20th anniversary was it, there’s more.
  • Microsoft has begun the rollout of Xbox Gaming on Xbox consoles.
  • The feature will be available in 25 regions and more later on.
  • Xbox One users can also try out for games only available on Xbox Series X/S.

From the look of things, the Xbox 20th anniversary celebrations are far from over. Just yesterday, the company announced that it was adding 76 new titles to Backward Compatibility, and now, here comes Xbox Gaming.

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Gaming feature will begin to roll out on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S consoles.

This is an expansion as the test was initially for Xbox Insiders early in September, but it now seems it has been approved for the public.

Available in a few regions

Although this comes as a great surprise to Xbox users, the feature will only be available in 25 regions. The November release will go out to a few Xbox gamers and later in the supported areas in the coming weeks.

You don’t have to worry because Xbox assures its users that everyone will have access by the end of the year.

Another bummer is that you will need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to access the feature, which does not come cheap. 

On the bright side, if you are subscribed, you get perks such as selecting Game Pass Titles without needing to download, and you get to try out games without having to commit to waiting times or have minimum storage space requirements.

More good news

Also, Xbox One users will not get locked out in trying games such as The Medium and Recompile that are only exclusive to Xbox Series X/S. You only have to make sure your internet does not betray you and is up to par.

Judging from this Twitter user, it seems like a sweet deal.

According to Microsoft, the list of games available is not permanent, and users should expect the list to expand over time. For instance, Flight Simulator is already scheduled for release in early 2022, so you have something to watch out for. 

What do you think of the Xbox Gaming feature rolling out on Xbox consoles? Will you be upgrading your subscription to enjoy the feature? Let us know in the comment section below.