Microsoft's xCloud Service Allows for Cross-Device Streaming

Microsoft's xCloud Service Allows for Cross-Device Streaming

Microsoft's new service, Project xCloud enabled with the state-of-the-art game streaming technology, offers the gamers the freedom to play on the device of their choice without being bound to device-specific gaming, thereby empowering the gamers to be the focus of their gaming experience.

Microsoft has promised to blow apart gaming restrictions with the announcement of its streaming service, Project xCloud.

The Xbox One console is a great device where you can play lots of awesome games such as Halo 5, Forza Horizon 4 and more. Latency poses a huge challenge for anyone developing a streaming service, or indeed playing one, but Microsoft reckons it has the best expertise and access to deliver a stronger streaming service than ever with Project xCloud.

Though Project xCloud will be extremely useful to gamers who don't want to download, it'll be a particular leap forward for mobile and PC.

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With limitations that we face here in the United States when it comes to capped internet speeds and download sizes, only streaming video games to our devices will be a huge issue unless internet providers make big changes very soon.

Users will be able to connect Xbox controllers to supported devices, such as smartphones through Bluetooth and an adaptor, or play them with regular controls, like touchscreen.

Microsoft has been in the process of researching on the prospects to do the same and now after the introduction of projects like Azure, Microsoft announced today the new platform called Project xCloud. Microsoft has also started installing Xbox One hardware in its Azure data centers that spans 54 regions and cover 140 countries. Microsoft's Project xCloud could make it happen. It's possible Microsoft has found a solution that feels more natural, but we'll just have to wait and see. The current tests are running at 10 megabits per second.

More details and Public trials are coming in 2019. It aims to deliver "high-quality experiences at the lowest possible bitrates that work across the widest possible networks", and that includes a promise for 4G and 5G rollout, too. "In addition to solving latency, other important considerations are supporting the graphical fidelity and framerates that preserve the artist's original intentions, and the type of input a player has available", says Microsoft in a blog post.

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