I spent a month playing Project xCloud and it kicked ass

If you don't know much about it, Project xCloud is Microsoft's game streaming service that allows you to play games from almost anywhere.

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King_Noctis39d ago ShowReplies(3)
bouzebbal38d ago

PS Now has proven that game streaming is actually working really well.
now it's good we get another streaming service, hoping it makes sony open Now on other platforms (phones and tablets would be so awesome)… on Vita is even better!!!

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Shikoku39d ago

It doesnt exactly kick ass but it's impressive

343_Guilty_Spark39d ago

In this context they mean the same thing.

Shikoku39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

No they don't, impressive because it runs a bit smoother than remote play and PsNow but it's not kick ass as it has dips in frames, audio problems and some lag and freezing kick ass would near flawless

KillBill38d ago

@Shikoku - "No they don't, impressive because it runs a bit smoother than remote play and PsNow but it's not kick ass as it has dips in frames, audio problems and some lag and freezing kick ass would near flawless" well then where does that put PS Now in comparison...? Less than impressive???

darthv7239d ago (Edited 39d ago )

I used it off and on for the last month and (to me) the kick ass part was playing sea of thieves, gears 5 and other games I did not have nor was I a member of gamepass (during that time). During the beta, all of those games were pretty much F2P but obviously there will be an additional $ to use Xcloud once its officially released.

I thought it was pretty cool that my game save carried over to my xbo so it is using my profile and the cloud save in both locations. That is my idea of kick ass, the performance was pretty good in my house but your mileage may vary.

UltraNova38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

How was lag and general visual fidelity for you? * What kind of internet connection do you have?

darthv7238d ago

^I was using it on my galaxy S6 and it looked really good on that small screen. Running on 5gz wifi in my home using Att 45mbps uverse. I noticed some lag but it seemed to correct itself after a couple of minutes. Which I assume the feed was adjusting for the quality of my hardware. Overall though it was fun to sit on my couch and watch some netflix and disney+ while streaming this game.

UltraNova38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Great. All that remains is Xcloud's full release for the ultimate test.

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ReadyPlayer2239d ago

I feel it's a given that they will integrate it with the Series X to eliminate huge day 1 patches and allow instant access to games while they download in the background.

FanboySpotter39d ago

I think they already said it's happening. Streaming on series x

ReadyPlayer2239d ago

Playing through Witcher 3 again and I just can't wait till next gen. I didn't realize how important immediacy was until I need to fast travel to different regions

porkChop39d ago

That would be a really intelligent use of streaming. Download and load the game in the background, then when ready just switch over from the stream to local play.

RazzerRedux39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

"While we don’t know exactly what the PS5 or the Xbox Series X will actually bring to the table, we do know that game streaming will be where much of this next gen’s battles will be fought." are getting a bit carried away. Time to pump the brakes.

The 10th Rider39d ago

Yeah, I mean Stadia basically killed itself before even getting out the gate.

Muzikguy39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Everyone trying to force us all into this streaming kick. I love how it's always "it's there if you want it nobody is forcing you" yet here we are with countless people I'm the industry trying to force this idea onto us that streaming games is so great and the future. If people think I'm wrong, then why are there so many articles about it? Why all the straw grasping? The lies Stadia was trying to sell?

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timotim39d ago

With xCloud becoming apart of XGP, its a great opportunity for Microsoft with these new consoles and devices coming online. Especially in Japan and other parts of the world where mobile is more pervasive.

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