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Old 10-08-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Streaming Service "Project xCloud"

How is it different from Playstation Now?

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Today, Microsoft announced its plans to enter the world of video game streaming with Project xCloud, an ambitious service with a silly title that promises to allow the streaming of Xbox One games across computers, phones, and tablets.

Microsoft says it’s currently testing out Project xCloud and plans to open up tests to the public next year. In a blog post, the company said that game developers will be able to support the streaming service “with no additional work,” and that in addition to trying to solve the big ol’ latency problem (with Microsoft’s many datacenters), the team is developing “a new, game-specific touch input overlay” for controller-free playing.

“Our goal with Project xCloud is to deliver a quality experience for all gamers on all devices that’s consistent with the speed and high-fidelity gamers experience and expect on their PCs and consoles,” the company said.

This news comes just a week after Google announced its own stab at the streaming world, Project Stream, which entered a closed beta test this weekend and allows users to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in a Google Chrome tab.


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Old 10-12-2018, 12:42 AM   #2
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It's not. Microsoft are copying Playstation Now and Sony is copying Game Pass. Go figure.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:04 PM   #3
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Well... game pass is hardly an innovation. It's just packing the DLC.

Anyways i'd say yes, it's different. It doesn't have the first party portfolio sony does.

Also, i love how dumb investers flock to this after seing the Netflix sucess. This can never be popular. There will always be lag. Theres lag even with the games running on your own hardware. Much worse if the signal has to travel to a server before being input and streamed back to you.
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I stream my pc to my phone with a couple of different methods and the latency with the signal going five feet is unacceptable for most types of gaming imo. Shits not going be better by having to go hundreds of miles.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:29 PM   #5
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If they can somehow fix the lag issues.
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