Xbox Cloud Gaming Adds 'Wait Times' In Response To Extreme Starfield Demand

It's been mentioned in the not-too-distant past how Xbox Cloud Gaming is actually the least popular feature of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but it's certainly proven a hit over the past 24 hours due to the launch of Starfield.

We've seen numerous people taking to the web to share that they've experienced "wait times" related to the demand for the game, with these seemingly reaching up to 235 minutes in one particular case! This isn't the first ever instance of wait times for Xbox Cloud Gaming, but it's definitely one of the most prominent cases of it so far.

Here's a look at some examples:

As you can see, the majority of people have only been experiencing wait times of around 15 minutes so far, so it's not too bad - but it's clearly the result of some extreme demand for Bethesda's RPG over the past 24 hours. For what it's worth, we've been testing Xbox Cloud Gaming a few times this morning and haven't suffered any wait times whatsoever.

It shouldn't really come as a surprise anyway, as Xbox Cloud Gaming is the only way to play Starfield on an Xbox One console. In fact, it's the only way to enjoy the game whatsoever if you don't already own an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or a suitable gaming PC, so that's a lot of people who are potentially playing via the cloud right now!

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