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How to play Starfield on Xbox One explained

Bethesda has announced its latest RPG game in the form of Starfield – a space exploration game that will allow players to adventure across hundreds and thousands of planets on their journey. It’s going to be a massive hit, we can feel it. Bethesda’s Skyrim is still popular over ten years on after all. It’s going to be released on lots of platforms, but players with OG Xbox Ones will want to know one thing – how to play Starfield on Xbox One.

Whether you’re rocking the latest Xbox Series X or Series S console or you’re still stuck with the Xbox One, Starfield is one get that cannot be missed. So, our how to play Starfield on Xbox One guide is here to fill you in on all the details about playing on older hardware.

Read on below to find out if you can explore the world of Starfield on your console and if so, how to do it.

How to play Starfield on Xbox One

It is possible to play Starfield on Xbox One when the space RPG comes out on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, but not in the way you might think. Bethesda’s next space RPG will be on Xbox Series X|S consoles and PC only, but you can play Starfield on Xbox via the company’s cloud gaming service.

To do this, ensure that your Xbox One has all the latest updates possible. Then, navigate to the Starfield game tile in Game Pass. That should bring up a menu with the option to “play” the game. This play option will have a cloud icon next to it, indicating that you will be launching the cloud version of Starfield.

It isn’t the most ideal way to play the game, but you can be sure that if it’s your only choice it’s still a good one.

If you’re into Xbox games, why not read our Game Pass games guide to find out what’s new on the service this month? You can also check out our Starfield system requirements guide to see how much of a monster PC you need to play it.