Microsoft s cloud gaming service is finally making its way to iOS. The company announced a Project xCloud beta is launching on Apple s mobile operating system beginning today. This enables iPhone owners to stream Halo: The Master Chief Collection to their phone from the cloud. Microsoft has spent the last several months running an xCloud test on Android with more than 50 games you can play at no cost. Apple devotees are only getting the one game for now due to Apple s App Store policies.
Project xCloud officially arrives next month and promises to let you play games anywhere, anytime by plugging your smartphone into a controller.
by Rachel Kaser mdash; in Gaming Microsoft is sending out invites to users who sign up for the Project xCloud preview. After months of waiting, Microsoft s entry in the cloud gaming race is ready to show itself albeit to a group of users in specific test regions.
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Microsoft took the wraps off its Project xCloud cloud gaming service this week without a lot of fanfare. At the company;s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) gaming event Sunday in Los Angeles, the company devoted a couple of minutes to the cloud within a 90 minute broadcast on the future of gaming.But Kevin LaChapelle was excited to show off the technology after the event in the Microsoft Theater. The general manager of Project xCloud at Microsoft showed cloud gaming working at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second on mobile devices such as Android smartphones and tablets.
It is real. It is insane. If Microsoft nails it, it could be huge.
Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Gaming Cloud Kareem Choudhry said the following in a post on Xbox Wire. We didn't know that leading teams such as Capcom and Paradox Interactive now have the ability to easily test their games directly from Project xCloud without having to port to a new platform.
While Microsoft 's game streaming service isn 't ready for primetime yet, it 's further along than anyone thought: Project xCloud, which is currently being beta tested by Microsoft employees, can already stream 3,500 games from the cloud with another 1,900 games potentially titles on their way. Microsoft unveiled these and other key details today in a new blog on the Xbox Wire, and says even more details will be revealed soon.
The next step into video games #39; latest frontier has been taken by Microsoft #39;s Xbox. On Friday, the company deployed tech from its cloud based game streaming service, Project xCloud, to 13 markets across North America, Asia and Europe to be used on Xbox #39;s Azure data centers.Major game developers such as Capcom and Paradox Interactive are testing their games on the new tech already.
Project xCloud was first teased during E3 2018 and more flesh has been added to its bones since then.
I don;t mean this simply because Stadia is a cloud gaming platform. Google didn;t get there first (Stadia hasn;t even launched). Sony and Microsoft have their own cloud gaming platforms, namely PlayStation Now and Project xCloud. But the timing here is striking.Sony launched PlayStation Now, its cloud gaming subscription service, in January 2014. Google unveiled Stadia in March 2019, and less than two months later, all of a sudden, Sony is tapping Microsoft to power its existing game and content streaming services?
I ve been pushing the notion that Microsoft could win big in cloud based game streaming since before the firm announced its xCloud plans. But with this week s Sony partnership, it appears that Microsoft has locked in a winning strategy for the future. And that s true even if its own service isn t the most popular.
Google may be moving into the gaming sphere with its newly announced Stadia service, and Microsoft may be ready to battle against the tech giant with its own mysterious xCloud platform, but Sony is potentially going in the other direction.
Take a look at this official trailer for Microsoft's Project xCloud, a new game streaming service that aims to lets people play the games they want, with the people they want, wherever you are, and on any device of your choosing.
The ageing Xbox One S will become a surprising key machine in the upcoming battle between Microsoft, Sony and Google.Gaming industry experts believe the console's technology could help Xbox to get a stranglehold over the game streaming market.Bosses at the firm are prepping to launch Project xCloud.It's shrouded in secrecy but is expected to be a Netflix style web streaming game service where you play over the web.Hundreds of Xbox games will sit on servers utilising the Xbox One S machine design so people at home won't have to physically buy a console to play the game and will use their mobile phone browser as a window only into the cloud based system.It comes as Google quietly work away behind the scenes on its own cloud based game streaming service, dubbed Yeti.Richard Leadbetter, of Digital Foundry, said that while the efficient by ageing Xbox One S technology already can't keep up with the power hungry Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro, this future use of its tech will give it a whole new lifecycle.
Amazon is allegedly working on a videogame streaming service to rival that of Google s Project Stream and Microsoft's Project xCloud. This news is about as obvious as The Elder Scrolls VI not releasing in 2019, but it s as near as we ve got to confirmation.
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