Can’t buy Xbox Series X? You can now play next-gen games on your Xbox One

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Can’t buy Xbox Series X? There’s good Xbox One news (Image: MICROSOFT)

Microsoft today announced that Xbox Game Pass games can now be played via the cloud on your Xbox Series X, S, or Xbox One console. Previously, the cloud-compatible games that came with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate were only playable via devices such as your smartphone, laptop, PC or tablet. This new feature means you can play games without having to install them on your hard drive, freeing up crucial space.

And select next-gen games that are currently only playable on Xbox Series X and S and are now also available to play via the cloud on Xbox One. Series X and S games now available to play via the cloud on your Xbox One include The Medium, The Riftbreaker, and Recompile by Bloober Team. And this library will be expanded with more next-gen games to be added, including the critically acclaimed Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Where to buy an Xbox Series X in the UK
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Amazon UK – Xbox Series X 1TB Console

Amazon UK is one of the major retailers to take orders for the Xbox Series X this year. And, unlike the PS5, you don’t need Amazon Prime access to attempt to place an order. While this will open up Xbox Series X orders to more customers, conversely, it means stock can sell out super fast – so make sure you act fast. You can put the Xbox Series X on your Amazon wish list if you want to keep an eye on the stock situation.

£449.99

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Very – Xbox Series X Console and Bundles

Xbox Series X add-ons will also be available on Very in 2021. The online retailer is known to be taking orders for the Xbox Series X console only, or bundling which games, accessories, and Game Pass membership. Prices for the Xbox Series X at Very start at £449.99.

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GAME – Xbox Series X Console, Bundles and All Access

GAME was one of the best retailers to buy a next-gen console in 2021. Xbox Series X standalone consoles and bundles were available to purchase during previous GAME restocks. If you want to spread out your Xbox Series X purchase, you can take advantage of Xbox Series X All Access. This program allows you to pay for your shiny new Xbox in monthly installments. And you get everything you need to game on your Series X, including access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

From €449.99

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Argos – Xbox Series X Console

As with the PS5, the two heavyweights when it comes to Xbox Series X restocks this year were GAME and Argos. The availability of Xbox Series X depends on the region you’re in, so be sure to check the Argos website regularly to see if Microsoft’s powerful next-gen console is available for pick-up at your local Argos store.

£449.99

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Microsoft Store – Official Xbox Series X Site

You can also buy the Xbox Series X – as well as its little brother the Xbox Series S – directly from Microsoft. The Redmond-based tech giant describes the Xbox Series X as its “fastest, most powerful Xbox ever”. The Xbox Series X packs a whopping 12 teraflops of power, is capable of 4K and 8K gaming, and super-smooth 120FPS visuals.

£449.99

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Currys – PlayStation, Xbox, Switch consoles

Currys is another UK retailer that has taken orders for the Xbox Series X in 2021. Previously, the retailer sent codes to gamers who pre-ordered the Xbox Series X in store, allowing them to place an order online. This measure was introduced due to the skyrocketing demand for the next-generation console.

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John Lewis – Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X

Iconic British retail chain John Lewis is another place Xbox fans have been able to pick up a Series X or Series S this year. The Series S has been easier to stock in 2021, so if you’re eager to jump in and see what next-gen gaming is all about, this might be a better choice for you.

£249.99 AND £449.98

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BT – Xbox Series X code required

BT is also offering customers the chance to purchase an Xbox Series X from the official online store. To be eligible to buy Xbox Series X with BT, you must be a customer and have also registered an interest.

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EE – Xbox Series X code required

Like parent company BT, EE also lets customers purchase an Xbox Series X – this time through the Add to Plan program. This allows EE customers to spread the cost of an Xbox Series X by adding it on top of their regular monthly bill.

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AO.com – Xbox Series X Console Bundles

AO.com is another retailer that will get new stocks of the Xbox Series X in 2021. The online retailer has listed a range of bundles, including additional accessories and games.

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The Game Collection – Xbox Series X Hub

You can register your interest in the Xbox Series X at The Game Collection. This specialist gaming retailer has received new stocks of both the Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021.

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The big new Game Pass feature has been announced in a message on the Xbox Wire. In it, Catherine Gluckstein, vice president and head of product for Xbox Cloud Gaming said, “Wow, what a week we spent celebrating Xbox’s 20th anniversary together. And we have more news to share as we take one more step in Moving towards our mission to bring gaming to more people when and where they want to play: today you can play Game Pass games from the cloud on your Xbox console.

“We are excited that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. We are launching soon in 25 regions and Brazil is coming. instance rolled out with our November release to a subset of Xbox gamers and will scale to all gamers in supported markets in the coming weeks.”

The surprising news comes the week that Xbox celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Monday, November 15, marked two decades since the original Xbox first launched in North America, featuring the giant Duke controller and arguably one of the best console launch games ever – Bungie’s iconic Halo: Combat Evolved.

And to celebrate this milestone, Microsoft has given Xbox fans plenty of reasons to cheer this week.

The biggest announcement was the surprise reveal that the free multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite is now available.

This free download fell on Monday and was released almost a month before the official release date for Halo Infinite in December.

Elsewhere, Microsoft also added 70 new backwards-compatible games to its OG Xbox and Xbox 360 library this week.

Original Xbox games that have been added include the launch game Dead or Alive 3, FromSoftware’s Otogi and Otogi 2, SEGA shooter Gunvalkyrie and the brilliant Munch’s Oddysee.

While the new back compat 360 games Ridge Racer 6 (Riiiiddggggge Racer!), the FEAR games, Max Payne 3, and Binary Domain.

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