XCloud : when Microsoft goes to the Cloud gaming

Microsoft looks to take Xbox experience onto mobile

In a blog post, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Gaming Cloud, Kareem Choudry, said cloud game-streaming is a "multi-faceted, complex challenge".

At this stage, Project xCloud is not open to the public, but Microsoft has started some internal testing.

The games played across the globe now are mostly dictated by the devices used by the individuals.

The ultimate goal would be to have 5G alongside Project xCloud as that technology would allow for a latency as low as 1ms and low latency would be vital for a great gaming experience in the cloud. With the launch of Project xCloud, they aim to deliver a better quality experience for all the players on all devices including a speed and high-reliability in their gaming experience. The need to stream games on more devices is increasing, and companies like Microsoft is making it possible.

Project xCloud was first teased during Microsoft's E3 2018 event in June but this isn't the first game streaming service of its kind. When it does open to the public, it will be focused exclusively on Xbox One games: Like Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service, which uses PlayStation 3 hardware to provide partial backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 4, Microsoft's cloud infrastructure is to be based on 'the components parts of multiple Xbox One consoles' installed in blade-style chassis.

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Currently, this project is still being tested on some devices, connected via Bluetooth to an Xbox Wireless Controller, which also allow you to play via touch input. Rest assured, if a problem crops up in nearly any corner of the world, Microsoft will at the very least, be able to hear about it and take steps to ensure that the problem is solved as quickly as possible. This will essentially bring all of your home gaming with you on the go with a device you already own, eradicating the need for a second handheld Xbox console being bought for that sole goal.

Problems Microsoft now face include low-latency video, frame rates, and supporting a large, multi-user network. Eventually, other devices should be added to the list, but for now, the 2019 trial tests will take place on mobile devices.

Microsoft themselves seem to be sure about the success of such an endeavour, in spite of the complexities they will inevitably face.

Microsoft is developing low-latency networking, encoding, and decoding advances to combat the issue of latency and poor quality.

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