Microsoft announced moments ago that Xbox One games will be able to be streamed to any Windows 10 device upon launch.
i think we all saw this coming this biggest thing they didnt really clarify though is if you have to use a controller for your pc? still really cool and we'll see how bad the latency is.
QuickTime I believe if you want to play your Xbox games on PC you need your controller. Also Phil was playing/streaming forza on his surface playing with an Xbox one controller.
and he did state at home not from anywhere .
Playing elsewhere doesn't work well anyway as most found out on there Vita. Though MS are slowly playing catchup with Sony this gen I reckon MS fans hoping for shareplay next.
@gamer I play my ps4 from my vita while its not perfect all the time it does a great job.
Well he stated the Games on the Xbox App, were from his home console. So i'm guessing its going to be from anywhere you have a good internet connection.
What's wrong with you're connection? I use my vita/PS4 over the net from work and the lag is so minimal. Remote play for vita truly is a next gen feature.
@Gamer I use my Vita(and PSP before that) quite a bit for streaming games from my home console while I'm away. The only time I really have problems is when the wi-fi at my location is crappy. Other than that it works just fine outside a few lag hiccups once in a while. I'm sure the same concept will work just fine for MS as well if they allow it to be used over the internet and not just on local wi-fi. MS is no stranger to remote access to it's applications. They were one of the first to implement it on a system wide level in Windows 95 in fact.
It is a pointless feature I dont see why I would want to stream Xbox games to my PC Now if you could stream PC games to your Xbox One that would be something
You could hook your surface or phone up to your tv in another room that doesn't have an xbox and keep playing, or play while you're dropping a deuce.
Not pointless. If your Xbox is on a TV that is shared with other people in your household, and they are watching TV, you can still play Xbox via streaming.
@uth11 So basically the big announcement is Remote Play. ...not exactly what n4g folk hyped it to be, but cool.
@xfiles2099 Welcome to the party Negative Nancy.
I thought the same thing when Sony announced their remote play features on the PSP/PS3. I thought, why would I want to do that when I could just play on my console? But over time, I found that a nice feature to have became a feature worth having. It may not be something you use all the time, but it is one of those things that you can find an application for in many situations which you may not realize at first glance.
@rainslacker The difference is I can take my vita with me my PC is at home If I had a Xbone it would be at home with my PC I dont see the point
Surely streaming just to PC on local Wi-Fi isn't as robust as Sony's implementation, but that's not to say that it won't get there eventually. My point is that it's one of those features you don't always see a use for until you actually find a use for it.
I quite want the nitty gritty details, such as what resolution and framerate you can stream, and what kinda sound. The PS4 has hardware dedicated to it's streaming functions, but only does 720p. As far as we know the Xbox has no such dedicated hardware. Steam home streaming goes right up to 4k without dedicated hardware though, so who knows!
Pretty intriguing. Lag will certainly be the issue, as always.
It's not an issue on steam.
What does steam have to do with streaming and playing a game through the internet? Latency will always be an issues for people with slow internet connections.
Very impressive I'm so happy ppl won't have to buy a preparatory device to play. Just own the X1 console thx MS
Remote Play is alreday working on Android devices next to PS Vita and Playstation TV.
I love the ability to stream games on my surface, especially when I go on vacation. Thank you phil for making it happen and of course the Xbox team. Not to mention cross platform play. Now my friend that always has excuses about playing Xbox games won't, he can play from his PC.
I thought it could only stream locally.
it can stream to anywhere in your home, like what the Nvidia Shield does with PC. the vita is the one that gets a vacation ; ).
Sounds like Remote Play.
Except you can use your device you already own. edit: but yes, it is remote play Edit2: I am aware of the APK hack so you can use Remote Play on other devices besides Xperia and Vita.
You could use an Android device for Playstation Remote Play.
Which sounds a lot like Remote Play. I can stream a game on my PS4 to my tablet and phone. Having said that, it's great to see more people implement this technology.
Can I stream my PS4 games downstairs to my PC setup upstairs? I thought it only worked with the Vita and certain android devices.
Meh, This sounds extremely similar to remote play, something that Sony has done for years.
I knew they would announce something similar to remote play. :) Its great that Microsoft announced this.
They also announced a holograph HMD if interested
HoloLens. They're showing it all now.
I really thought they were going to announce it the other way where you could stream windows 10 games directly to the Xbox, that would have been more intriguing to me, but still a cool feature for those who will use it.
Why stop short, dispose of the XB1 and stream directly from MS cloud its only one more step.
Still waiting for cloud info.
They already finished talking about Xbox. So I doubt they will demonstrate cloud compute with it later on in the conference. I would really love a demonstration with a game. And I mean a demonstration where something is playing the game and cloud compute works in the background.
Why would they need to when its already announced a game is in development using the cloud called crackdown. Microsoft and Cloudgine announced this ages ago and recently Ken lobb confirmed it again the destruction for crackdown will be done on the cloud. Its a game coming out to people not better than a demo and we have seen that already?
I would rather stream from my PC to the Xbox One. It doesn't make any sense, why would anyone need to stream from the Xbox One to the PC?
If you watched the presentation or taken any time to read the details you would realize that you will soon be able to stream XBOX One games to any Windows 10 device. So, you could play your XBOX One games remotely on any tablet, phone or PC while someone else is using the TV to which the XBOX One is connected. You can also interact with other users via the redesigned XBOX app.In addition to that there is cross platform play coming to the XBOX One. Makes a lot of sense to me.
So in essence it adds another Xbox One to the household. Neat, but this won't help sell Xbox Ones.
@strangeaoen What do sales figures have to do with this discussion? Also, you're wrong. Unique and innovative features factor heavily into tech buying decisions. It's not always about who can push the higher amount of pixels.
So instead of buying an x1 I, just stick the old family cpu behind the tv and now my kids have a frigging x1 without the 350-400 price tag! Surely I'm missing something...btw I have Day1 x1 in the man cave.
Sorry, you still need an xb1 console and games to stream it to your windows 10 PC/laptops via local wifi network.
Yes, you're missing the fact that you DO still need an X1. Lol.
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