Will Starfield Be on Xbox One? - Answered - Prima Games

Will Starfield Be on Xbox One? – Answered

Older Xbox users may have a few difficulties, needless to say.

by Shawn Robinson
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Starfield is the next flagship title from Bethesda, who hasn’t released a new triple-A experience since Fallout 76 back in 2018. That isn’t even including new franchises, which haven’t been a thing for Bethesda since (technically) Fallout 3 in 2008. Naturally, a lot of people are excited, and that includes those on older hardware. Here’s whether Starfield will be playable on Xbox One consoles when it releases.

Can Starfield Be Played on Xbox One?

The answer isn’t as simple as some might think. If we’re talking natively on Xbox One, then the game will not be playable on the console. It’s a brand new open-world RPG in 2023, so naturally, the older hardware isn’t going to be able to handle it. It’s up in the air what sort of framerate the game will be running on the Xbox Series X|S, so to even run it on old hardware with acceptable performance (at or above 30 FPS) would be out of the question.

With that all being said, it will technically be possible to play it on the aging Xbox One. This is because of XCloud, Xbox’s streaming technology available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. You’ll be able to stream it to older hardware, but it’ll technically be running on something much newer. You’ll just be using the older console to stream it. This means you’ll need to have both a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate along with an internet connection that can handle cloud streaming nicely, but it is technically a way.

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It’s a shame you won’t be able to play Starfield natively on the Xbox One, but it does make sense. It’s a game that’s being touted as a technical marvel with some incredible graphics and requirements, making the best use of the next-gen hardware for one of the first times since the Xbox Series X|S release. With so long in development (as you can read about in our guide), we hope it’s worth it.

Shawn Robinson

Shawn's been playing games for well over a decade now, dabbling in all sorts of genres but always willing to try new things. Some of his favorite games include first-person shooters like Left 4 Dead and Titanfall, though narrative games like Life is Strange are held near and dear.