Microsoft’s Project xCloud is the future of Xbox

Microsoft Project xCloud Game Streaming Service Announced

Microsoft is promising that xCloud will allow users to stream the games they want on the devices they want with acceptable levels of latency. We've heard the rumors that Microsoft is interested in possibly releasing a next-gen Xbox that will be a "streaming-only" digital console, and the formal reveal of this program seems to lend some credence to those rumors.

The end result will be that gamers will be able to play the likes of Halo, Forza and other classic console and PC big hitters on their phones or tablets.

Project xCloud is a new game streaming service by Microsoft for PCs, Xbox consoles, and mobile devices. Microsoft said the tests will help it "learn and scale with different volumes and locations".

The service uses Microsoft's Azure as a backbone to set up new datacenters, with customized hardware that uses the parts of multiple Xbox One consoles.

According to an official press release, Project xCloud is now in the development testing phase, but public tests will begin sometime in 2019.

Microsoft Research is involved in Project xCloud, too.

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Game streaming has been slowly taking off for many years, but most of us still prefer to play on dedicated consoles or PCs. It's mentioned that this will support the existing 4G services and will also be developed with 5G in mind. Xbox and Project xCloud merely share a letter.

Microsoft acknowledges this is in their blog, where they claim their test experience is now running at 10 megabits per second, but stops short of explaining how they get around the problem.

MICROSOFT HAS OFFICIALLY taken the covers off its gaming streaming service, which it has dubbed Project xCloud; yep, someone ran out of credits at the imagination bank. The program is being made to make Xbox games playable on Android devices and tablets. Let us know in the comments.

Currently, the test experience is running at 10 megabits per second.

Nintendo uses streaming as well to stream games to the Nintendo Switch. The custom blades will be rolled out to data centers across Azure regions over time.

According to Microsoft, the company has created a new type of blade server by assembling the components of several Xbox One systems.

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