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Microsoft Announces Project xCloud, A New Streaming Service For Smartphones and Tablets.

Kareem Choudhry the Corporate Vice President, Gaming Cloud at Microsoft announced today on the Microsoft blog Project xCloud. This is Microsoft first foray into game streaming, which was originally announced at E3 2018 by Phil Spencer:

According to post, “Project xCloud is about providing gamers — whether they prefer console or PC — new choices in when and where they play, while giving mobile-only players access to worlds, characters and immersive stories they haven’t been able to experience before.

Project xCloud will allow gamers to play their PC or Xbox games on tablets or mobile devices using 4G or 5G (when available). “Developers of the more than 3,000 games available on Xbox One today, and those building the thousands that are coming in the future, will be able to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games across all devices on Project xCloud with no additional work.

This is truly exciting news especially as we hear that public trails will begin in 2019.

It is early days but interested to know more about how Microsoft will manage input lag, resolution on mobile devices and frame work. Will Project xCloud be part of Xbox Gamer Pass or require a separate subscription?

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