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Microsoft's xCloud Raises Questions About the Future of Xbox Hardware

Website writes "Microsoft's upcoming Project xCloud streaming tech makes it sound as though the future is now. But I'm not so sure."

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Obscure_Observer41d ago

Clickbait article. Microsoft adressed the questions regarding Xbox consoles, confirming that xCloud is just an option.

GtPawnSacrifices41d ago

Yeah, in their video they say “Xbox consoles will remain the flagship.”
I see xCloud as like having Netflix on you phone.
Given the option I’d prefer to watch it on my TV, but that isn’t always an option, so...

Godmars29041d ago

Until it proves more viable than consoles. Not like it hasn't already gotten one foot in the grave between everything being available day-one on PC.

Obscure_Observer41d ago

@Godmars290

"Until it proves more viable than consoles. Not like it hasn't already gotten one foot in the grave between everything being available day-one on PC."

You mean WINDOWS 10 PCs! And yes, Game Pass is super popular among Xbox One and Windows PC owners right now and that´s the very reason why xCloud is a completely different service for non console (or Windows PC) gamers.

EdMcGlone40d ago

Kind of missing the point though. Their message is pretty mixed when they say that the xCloud is going to have parity, but there's still the console option for those that want the premium experience. It doesn't really make sense...

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Spurg41d ago

It's better if they come out showing rather than talking.
They have to demo the streaming and make it so that every household is able to render it at 1080p with minimal latency.
They also have to make it clear that they aren't replacing the hardware but giving an option to play games(which I personally looking forward to)

The key to this being a success is by communicating effectively and so far with what they've shown, they seem on track and ready to reveal more at XO18 and E3.

Switch4One40d ago

I feel like the video did a bit showing And they mentioned that it's just an option and not a replacement in the video. They say specifically that consoles will remain the flagship experience.

EdMcGlone40d ago

but how if this is supposed to achieve parity? It just seems odd.

PhoenixUp41d ago

Why would it? It’s not like playing on the cloud would replace people getting the actual hardware

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