Project xCloud will get public trials later this year on Android

Microsoft Gives First Look At Xbox’s Project xCloud In Action

Microsoft Gives First Look At Xbox’s Project xCloud In Action

Microsoft has made no secret of their ambitions to move into cloud streaming.

Citing advancements in content delivery technology that have changed the way we read books, listen to music and watch movies "on whichever device is most convenient", Microsoft hopes it can do the same for gaming.

In the official Xbox Wire blog detailing Project xCloud, Microsoft states that the service isn't in development as a "replacement" for consoles, but a way to add "choice and versatility". That game is running in a datacenter and then streamed over the internet to your device of choice. Their inputs have to be streamed back to the source and the source has to react to those inputs, making the streaming of games a far more challenging prospect.

Forza Horizon 4, phone-style.

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Project xCloud is not intended to replace gaming consoles, but is instead meant to offer players the option to play the games they want, whenever and wherever they want.

Conveniently, the Inside Xbox video came a week before Google is expected to reveal its game-streaming service at Game Developers Conference (GDC) and days after Sony brought PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad. "Anywhere you have a good network connection, you'll be able to participate in Project X Cloud".

When asked about the service's availability, Choudhry said the livestream that Project xCloud would undergo public trials sometime later this year. The company says its technology will allow games to work across multiple devices, including PCs, tablets, consoles, and mobiles, with the first trials set to begin later this year.

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