Once Google announced Project Stream a week, it Is now Microsoft’s turn to announce its stab in game streaming with Project xCloud.
The firm claimed that Project xCloud games are playable using a touchscreen interface also. Microsoft’s announcement comes after Xbox boss Phil Spencer saying at E3 2018 that aside from another Xbox, the business is working on a game streaming service also. What is interesting is that the Internet demands involved seem to be on the lower side.
“Project xCloud will have the capacity to generate game streaming potential on 4G networks and will dynamically scale to push against the outer limits of what is possible on 5G networks as they roll out globally,” that a post out of Kareem Choudhry – Corporate Vice President, Gaming Cloud, Microsoft reads. “Currently, the test encounter is running at 10 megabits per second. Our intention is to deliver high-quality encounters in the lowest possible bitrate which operate across the broadest possible networks, taking into consideration the uniqueness of every device and network”
The statement comes after much noise from business leaders has been produced over the capacity of cloud streaming. Though very little of it has come to fruition for customers just yet.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been discussing the benefits of game streaming before this statement, going as far as to state the PS5 and next Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.
“I think we’ll see another generation, but there is a fantastic opportunity that incremental we’ll see less and less hardware,” Guillemot stated to Variety. “With time, I think streaming will become more available to many players and also make it not necessary to get large hardware at home.