Streaming games already exists for consoles such as Playstation Now which offers games that can be played while streaming them for PS4. However, Microsoft are now getting their foot in the door with Project xCloud.
Microsoft Reveals Project xCloud Game Streaming Service Trials Starting 2019
In a post on the Microsoft blog, Microsoft have revealed a new streaming service which will allow gaming from “any screen” with games on demand, just like music or movies.
…will be able to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games across all devices on Project xCloud with no additional work.
This project will stem over a number of years, but the first public trials will commence next year in 2019. Tests are already being carried out with more recent as well as upcoming games at Microsoft. One vital part is the “new customizable blade that can host the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles” that has been supplied to their data centers. These tests also include a connection that works with 10 megabits per second, which is 50% the total speed that a Google Project’s stream will need. Those on mobile devices will not be left out, Microsoft will implement touchscreen controls to help “provide maximum response in a minimal footprint”.
Check out the video below for the service Project xCloud Game streaming:
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