Project xCloud: Microsoft Unveils Cloud Gaming Service
Microsoft has just announced a preview of its cloud streaming service called Project xCloud. It did this at the annual E3 conference.
The platform was first announced in October. It will allow users to stream from the entire Xbox One libraries. It can also be streamed from Xbox Game Pass to mobile devices.
Google had recently just unveiled new details about the Stadia. In a close competition, Microsoft has now given a period of cloud streaming service Project xCloud. This was at the annual E3 conference in 2019.
Project xCloud will allow streaming from users’ entire Xbox One libraries. It was first announced in October 2018. This feature will allow users to turn their Xbox One into their own free xCloud server.
The head of the Xbox brand, Phil Spencer, says, “Whether you’re using a console in our data centre or your console at home, this October, you will be able to use our hybrid gaming cloud to play your games wherever you go.”
In early 2018, Microsoft had acquired start-up PlayFab. The company provides developers with cloud-based tools for games. This comes as the tech giant is exploring the cloud gaming space.
Microsoft is not alone. Amazon is also looking to launch its own gaming service soon. However, they have not given any details since January 2018 when they revealed their intentions.
The new Project xCloud will allow users to stream from their consoles.
This is as Xbox reveals its next console. The Project Scarlet was teased in a couple of tweets by Spencer.
It is expected to be Xbox’s most powerful console to date. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is partnering with Microsoft for its processors.
Spencer says, “When we talk about freedom to play, Xbox and the cloud, streaming your games, Project Scarlet and all of its power and all of its performance is the foundation of our future in console and the formation of our future in cloud.”
The Project Scarlet will launch in mid-2020. It will be alongside the Xbox’s new flagship Halo franchise, Halo Infinite.
Microsoft also went on to reveal sixty other games. PC gamers can now also pay a subscription have the Xbox Game Pass for PC. The beta version of the service opened on Sunday, 9th June 2019. It features over 100 games made for PC.