Netflix for gaming. . .
Last year, Microsoft announced Project xCloud, a gaming service that allows you to stream titles over WiFi. Most are already touting the service as the Netflix of gaming, as we finally get more news. In a developer meeting, Microsoft revealed that every Xbox One game will be able to stream on the service, including current backwards compatibility titles.
“You can play 3 generations of games on Xbox One. That means that Project xCloud has the technical capability to stream more than 3,500 games, without any changes or modifications required by a developer. In other words, developers will be able to dramatically scale their existing games across devices, with no additional development, no additional code base maintenance and no separate updates. When a developer updates the Xbox One version of their title, those updates will also apply to all versions available on Project xCloud without any additional work.”
With Google Stadia looking to be ahead of the pack with their technology and perfect latency of 4K and 60-frames-per-second gaming, Sony partnered up with Microsoft – as both are concerned about their future in the world of games. Considering we’ve only seen demos on android devices, we’re hopeful that an inclusion of Apple products will be revealed in two weeks at e3. No pricing for xCloud has been revealed neither, but it will be cheaper than the upcoming Xbox Scarlett console.
Take a look at the demo below.