Seems like everybody wants to jump into the game streaming service these days. So, to compete with Sony’s PlayStation Now, Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Microsoft talked a bit about the Project xCloud, their own Streaming Service. But with a twist.
Project xCloud, just unlike Stadia, is not just a Game Streaming service. xCloud will allow users to stream games on any platform, be it Xbox, PC or even Mobile phones on a strong enough internet connection via Xbox’s Data centers, to play wirelessly from anywhere without needing to own an Xbox Device. Although if you already have an Xbox, or you’re planning to get one, you can turn your existing Xbox into a server as well. According to Phil Spencer, these would come at “no extra charge”.
Project xCloud was up for public use at E3 as well, where it streamed Xbox games on a mobile device. xCloud will support the entire Xbox One library of 3,500+ games. As well as 1,900+ titles that are still in development right now. xCloud data centers were rumored to be running on the Xbox One S hardware but now that Project Scarlett has been announced, it’s very normal to expect Microsoft to use the Project Scarlett’s much higher specification hardware for this job than the older Xbox One S.
Project xCloud is to enter testing later this year at around October and will be accessible by almost everyone. Follow ESportsPortal for coverage on E3 and other exciting stuff.