10 June 2019
Future of gaming might be having more possibilities than we could imagine. But what we currently have, is by far the best example of future tech. It has a long life span and an endless evolvement so as to cater to the requirements of hard-core gamers. We are talking about cloud gaming and several companies are investing heavily in it. Having said that, one of the eminent brands, Microsoft has some rigid plans for its yet-to-come cloud streaming service, Project xCloud. At E3, the company is throwing more light on this project so as to let game enthusiasts know when it’s coming in their hands.
Microsoft at E3 announced when it's releasing its Xbox streaming mode, but the exact launch date is still hidden. According to the announcement, this will be previewed in October. The console streaming service will “turn your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server,” Said Xbox chief Phil Spencer.
Microsoft also adds that you’ll be able to stream your entire Xbox One library, including games from Xbox Game Pass, to various devices. Note that there are still no specific dates and pricing details on the service.
Microsoft originally unveiled xCloud back in October last year and provided a live demonstration of it in March this year. The company promises that its cloud gaming service will stream games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. During the demonstration, Microsoft showed a game was streaming from its Azure’s data centers to an Android device. An Xbox One controller was connected to the phone via Bluetooth, demonstrating how it’s easy to stream games from the cloud to mobile devices.
It’s evitable that Microsoft xCloud will get competition from the very new Google Stadia. Well, the market has more names to add, these are Sony’s PlayStation Now service and even NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service.