Project xCloud is entirely digital, while one of the Xbox One line's strongest advantages over the PlayStation 4 is its support for 4K Blu-ray. Ever keen on making new subscription services and future-proofing its engagement strategy, Microsoft's new Project xCloud will essentially let players turn their smartphones into a portable Xbox One for on-the-go gaming. There's already speculation that the next Xbox will stream games from the internet, although there'll still be a traditional console available.
So far as Project xCloud goes, Microsoft has been internally testing this service on mobile devices paired with Xbox controllers and high-speed connections. Microsoft has been working on this for a while already. According to the Microsoft blog, public trials of Project xCloud will launch sometime in 2019.
But what is Project xCloud?
For now, playing on a mobile device requires pairing an Xbox Wireless controller with a phone or tablet via Bluetooth.
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Game streaming has been slowly taking off for many years, but most of us still prefer to play on dedicated consoles or PCs. Despite the popularity of console gaming, there are plenty of areas of the world where owning a console is an indulgent luxury or impractical due to various factors, and Microsoft wants those individuals to have access to console-style gaming even without the console. We will scale those custom blades in datacenters across Azure regions over time. The use of Azure moves the computational part of games off the device to the cloud so that it is no longer necessary to have lots of RAM, a fast video card or processor to play certain games.
Microsoft says its goal with Project xCloud is to bring the console gaming experience to everyone.
Microsoft said that xCloud is capable of running on a 4G network and the company will look to improve the service for 5G users as the improved network becomes more readily available.
Microsoft has finally revealed more details about its game streaming technology, which the company has been drumming up for a while now.
The test experience is now running at 10Mbps, with the company aiming to "deliver high-quality experiences at the lowest possible bitrate that work across the widest possible networks, taking into consideration the uniqueness of every device and network".