Microsoft and the retro cloud gaming service Antstream Arcade have partnered to make over 1,300 vintage video games available on Xbox systems.

More people are focusing on video game preservation efforts as an astonishing 87% of classic games are no longer accessible for purchase, which is where organisations like Antstream Arcade come in.

The name Antstream may be familiar to those who have followed the free weekly releases from the Epic Games Store over the years.

The vintage gaming cloud streaming service will now arrive for Xbox  on July 21, and preorders are now available on the Microsoft Store. This news comes from Xbox and Antstream.

Players have the option of paying $79.99 for lifetime access or $29.99 for an annual membership.

Antstream will be the first third-party cloud gaming service to launch on Xbox, and this action will mark the biggest content drop in Xbox history.

The ability to stream these games on Xbox systems and share these experiences with our friends and family is amazing because many of us grew up playing these games.

More than 1,300 vintage games from a variety of consoles, including the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy, are available at Antstream Arcade for enthusiasts of retro gaming.

Gamers can also obtain achievements using the programme, save their progress to the cloud, and quickly resume play.