Great news for Xbox One owners as Microsoft reveal Project xCloud

Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming

Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming

Microsoft is promising that xCloud will allow users to stream the games they want on the devices they want with acceptable levels of latency.

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The streaming service has been built using a customizable blade that can host the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles along with all the necessary parts needed to stream said infrastructure straight to your devices.

Despite the somewhat hyperbolic name, xCloud looks to be pretty impressive given it will push Xbox and Microsoft Store games to an all manner of devices from consoles and PCs to mobile gadgets. Microsoft plans to begin public trials in 2019 to "learn and scale with different volumes and locations". This means that Microsoft will be able to easily scale Project xCloud once it becomes a reality.

In order to do that, Microsoft has been hard at work building custom hardware to use in its data centers, with testers using Xbox wireless controllers connected to consoles, mobile devices, and PCs in order to test how well everything is working together.

But it also makes clear, "Consoles are still going to be the flagship experience", as one XBox techie says.

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In combination with improvements to the network, players should now expect high fidelity experiences across 4G and the upcoming 5G networks. 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.

Public tests, unfortunately, won't get underway until sometime in 2019. Let us know in the comments!

The new Project xCloud, something that was talked about briefly at E3 2018, has been officially revealed today by the tech giant. We've seen how premium games perform on mobile devices already... It's also developing ways to combat latency, with current tests running at 10 megabits per second.

Microsoft has unveiled a new gaming streaming service aimed at users who do not have powerful hardware.

"Our goal is 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", they conclude.

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