After Google announced Project Stream a week, it’s now Microsoft’s turn to announce its stab in Match Flowing with Job xCloud.
The public trials for Project xCloud begin in 2019, with the aim of allowing users to play over 3,000 Xbox One games on their cell phones and tablets paired with an Xbox One Wireless Controller through Bluetooth. The firm claimed that Project xCloud games are playable with a touchscreen interface too. Microsoft’s announcement comes after Xbox boss Phil Spencer saying at E3 2018 that besides the next Xbox, the company is working on a sport streaming service too. What is interesting is that the Internet demands involved seem to be on the lower side.
“Project xCloud will have the capability to generate game streaming potential on 4G networks and will scale to push against the outside limits of what’s possible on 5G networks as they roll out globally,” a post out of Kareem Choudhry – Corporate Vice President, Gaming Cloud, Microsoft reads. “Currently, the test encounter is operating at 10 megabits per second. Our goal is to deliver high-quality encounters in the lowest possible bitrate which operate across the broadest possible networks, taking into account the uniqueness of every device and network”
The statement comes after much sound from business leaders has been produced over the capacity of cloud streaming. Though hardly any of it has come to fruition for customers just yet.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been talking up the advantages of game streaming prior to this announcement, going as far as to say the PS5 and following Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.
“I think we’ll see another creation, but there’s a fantastic opportunity that incremental we’ll see less and less hardware,” Guillemot said into Variety. “With time, I think flowing will become more available to a lot of players and also make it not necessary to have big hardware in your home.