Project xCloud will support all digital Xbox One games

Project xCloud is Microsoft's upcoming game streaming service. While we haven't heard many details about how it'll work and factors such as latency, we do know that public trials should begin in 2019. However, a description posted on the Game Developers Conference (GDC) website gives us some insight into the project. GDC is the world's largest professional game industry event, with five days of learning, inspiration, and networking. It'll take place from March 18 to March 22, 2019 in San Francisco.

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fr0sty1568d ago

Comments in here seem to be quite different than the reception PSNow got for doing the same thing...

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AnthonyDavis1568d ago

Yea with 80ms total input lag. Maybe even 100ms or over because people play Xbox on TV, not monitors.

Zeref1568d ago

Maybe because PSNow sucks? I tried it yesterday and the compression completely destroys the video quality to the point of being basically unplayable unless you want to torture your eyes. Input latency was surprisingly more than acceptable though for single player games at least. And loading times were acceptable.

I also tried Google Cloud Stream and it was much better in every way.
Judging by the tech that they're using to build xCloud it's going to be even better than Google Cloud. I can see myself playing Single-Player and Co-op games regularly like this.

chiefJohn1171568d ago

Psnow sucks do to the lack of top current gen games

Razzer1568d ago

Streaming, in general, sucks.

Kavorklestein1567d ago

Although I do not know how well xcloud is going to work, something tells me the way Microsoft is going to do it will be much more user-friendly, and latency will most likely be far less than what PS Now can offer, and well beyond what PS Now offered when it launched. I don't think it has much to do with bias as to do with evolution in the ability to provide a lower latency gaming experience through streaming, and I'm hoping that that's what x Cloud brings to the table.

for me, that's why I'm excited.
and actually has nothing to do with bias for me personally, as I am a person who has not only used PS now but also onlive when it first came out back in the day. I think both were great in their own way, but I anticipate xcloud to be better optimized and to perform better all-around. Not to mention internet speeds have increased a lot and have become cheaper since then

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AngainorG7X1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

Personally i'll stick with the traditional next gen Xbox but i'm excited about this service's potential. It needs years though to become mainstream (if ever) but there has to be a start i guess in order to see what happens

battlegrog1568d ago

I dont aggree, If it works it will become popular fast. I mean netflix took time but it was the first of the kind.Now music and other streaming services pop up fast and become popular. So if it works it will thrive as the new way. I for one need this way. Ps now is absolutely no example to be running off. Its very small scale old system that they simply bought. This is massive scale companies developing new tech out of servers they own .

That being said i hope sony figure one out too

Zeref1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

you're contradicting yourself. You say it will become popular fast and then went on to say Netflix took time.

This will take time. No matter if it works or not. Truth is, this is completely new Territory. Will people really take to playing console games on their phones? Or are they satisfied with Flappy Bird and Clash of Clans?

The marketing of this needs to be top notch as well. It can't be something that only core gamers know about. Like game pass was for a long time until recently.

Jakens1568d ago

For this benefit of digital to pay off, it's kind of nice to hear.

Skankinruby1568d ago

Is that a controller connected to a smartphone? If so gotta admit that's pretty cool.

Thundercat771568d ago

Where have you been these past years? This is nothing new. This has been done with Android and Sony's Playstation controller a very long time ago.

Skankinruby1568d ago

Lol hiding under a rock I guess, I had no clue this was a thing

tontontam01568d ago

He had the same reaction when xbox one was released with bluray.

TheUndertaker851568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

Uh, no. To use a PS4 or PS3 controller on Android you would need third party apps like SixAxis. Sony has not and likely will not add first party drivers. Yes, they will sync but try the functionality without a third party app.

PS3 controllers in particular are quite janky on most outside devices.

tontontam01568d ago

"Uh, no. To use a PS4 or PS3 controller on Android you would need third party apps like SixAxis. Sony has not and likely will not add first party drivers. Yes, they will sync but try the functionality without a third party app.

PS3 controllers in particular are quite janky on most outside devices."

UH no, you can using an xperia phone, technically android but sony made the function exclusive to sony phones.

Amplitude1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )


Sorry man but you're literally just wrong and so are all your thumbs ups lol. If you bluetooth connect a PS4 controller to an android device you can play games with it and even navigate the android menu.

TheUndertaker851568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

SixAxis Google Play Store
See “Potential Issues”
Side note: They actually state using a Xbox One controller is more ideal on mobile

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TheUndertaker851568d ago

Bluetooth does not instantly add drivers for all devices. Sony does not provide drivers on third party devices.

Thus the need for things such as Xinput and SixAxis.

Darkborn1568d ago

It's funny because this has been happening this entire Gen. Sony would innovate something, use it for years, and it would eventually come to Xbox and its all of a sudden a new amazing thing.

Zeref1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

Sony didn't invent mobile controllers lmfao.

Darkborn1568d ago

I never meant just this in particular.. But look up the PlayStation features, and look up the xboxs.. Including crossplay, ps3 has been using it for like 10 years, but suddenly since the messiah Phil Spencer has it on Xbox, it's the next best thing.

Kiwi661568d ago

The Xbox 360 had crossplay also so it wasn't just the ps3 that had it

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