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Microsoft Announced the New Game Streaming Service xCloud

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Microsoft has announced its video game streaming service called Project xCloud. The project aims to bring console-quality games to PC, consoles, and smartphone devices, and it will be rolling out public trials starting in 2019.

The project’s goal is to bring the console-quality games such as Sea Of Thieves, Halo and Gears Of War to PC, consoles, and smartphone devices, all with the ease of access. Microsoft promises a consistency in quality, claiming that the games will be as good as those played on consoles, ensuring the same gaming experience.

As per the announcement, players will be able to use an Xbox One controller connected to a supported device. Players can also use smartphones via Bluetooth, with a small attachment connecting the controller to the phone for ease of use. It is not a problem if you don’t have an Xbox One controller, touch controls are also available.

The xCloud service will use Microsoft’s Azure as its foundation to set up new datacenters, using customized hardware that uses the parts of multiple Xbox One consoles. Microsoft Azure has datacenters in 140 different countries, which makes them easily roll out the service on a wide scale.  Microsoft is also developing ways to counter the latency, with their current tests running at 10 megabits per second.

The company aims to make the streaming available on 4G networks. They are making this new service for developers to be able to make their games available through xCloud without a requirement of additional work from them.

As the public trial is going near, we can expect some updates from Microsoft regarding their current development and additional information about its feature. So stay with TechnoCodex and we will bring you its latest updates.

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