Microsoft announces Project xCloud, a game streaming service

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    While Google has revealed their own game streaming project, currently in a testing phase, Microsoft has decided to show off their alternative as well. Officially announced as Project xCloud, Microsoft promises that this is the next step in gaming, allowing for players to have access to their Xbox One games, anywhere and anytime. Private trials are soon to be underway, with a public trial to occur in 2019, which will showcase how well Microsoft's Azure cloud platform handles high quality game streaming. In the video above, lead developers at Microsoft note that preserving graphical quality, as well as having low latency are highly important to streaming video games, and that their service will be prepared to tackle such issues with ease. Microsoft will have a library of its own games that will be able to be streamed, while making it simple for third party developers to add their games to the repertoire as well, "with no extra work on their part". 5G network support is planned, for the areas that the technology is rolling out in. xCloud will exist as a service to allow console and PC gamers to take their games with them, and will also open a door for a wider audience of more casual gamers to play Xbox titles.

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  1. _v3

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    Great, another one.
     
  2. kikongokiller

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    Hahaha, no.
     
  3. Dominator211

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    Well, I think this would be interesting, technology is only going to get better as time progresses. They don't seem like they are going to faze out a dedicated console anytime soon either. Let's just wait and see.
     
  4. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    Okay, fucking stop already holy shit. This is never gonna work...
     
  5. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    <Goes to one of those places with shitty internet amounting to 99% of the world including most small cities in the US and almost anywhere in Latin America> hey Microsoft, you said anywhere!
     
  6. CaptainSodaPop

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    Genius.
     
  7. jahrs

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    Huh from what it sounds like this is different from googles variant because you can have your xbox one games and also play them on the go on other devices with this service as if you were still on the xbox one.

    Thats actually a better idea then just paying to stream games you dont own.
     
  8. CaptainSodaPop

    CaptainSodaPop Tito's $partan

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    You mean "PS Plus Membership*"? :P
     
  9. jahrs

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    is that how that works? like if i own ark survival on the ps4 could i stream it to my phone from anywhere? if not then maybe you misread my post.
     
  10. Owenge

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    This should wait till everyone has better wifi
     
  11. osaka35

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    Sounds like those kind of usernames that adds several unnecessary x. "xxcloudxboxx".

    Xbox already seems to use about 50GB a day in updates, so streaming it instead would probably conserve bandwidth.
     
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  12. Reploid

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    Cloud from FF7
     
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  13. Chizko

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    ???? ??? ???
    My internet connection suck so this isn't for me, but i like to have options.
     
  14. kumikochan

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    Doesn't sound to be bad to me for the people interested in streaming games. If someone can do it without degrading quality and almost no latency it is Microsoft since they have the massive infastructure and servers around the world to do so compared to others
     
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  15. eyeliner

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    Hatvabout those with metered connections?
    4g data plans can't accomodate the amount of data such service requires.

    For example:
    12 euros monthly gets you about 2Gb traffic over 4G.
    I assume a service like this eats that in 30 minutes, tops.
     
  16. BORTZ

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    I don't really think that many of us here on GBAtemp are the target audience for something like this.
     
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    I forgot
     
  18. tbb043

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    ANYWHERE*

    *not actually anywhere, but hey, who cares about east bumblefuck, Iowa or 3rd world shithole countries, hey, you can play anywhere in LA or NYC, the only places on earth that count! oh and on a train in Japan! Japan trains are a thing, right?
     
  19. xtrem3x

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    LOL data hasn't been that expensive for a very long time unless you're on a poor network.

    [​IMG]

    100GB for £20 a month here in the UK with Virgin and Three
     
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