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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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!!!
It doesnt exactly kick ass but it's impressive
In this context they mean the same thing.
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
@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???
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.
How was lag and general visual fidelity for you? * What kind of internet connection do you have?
^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.
Great. All that remains is Xcloud's full release for the ultimate test.
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.
I think they already said it's happening. Streaming on series x
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
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.
"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." lol....you are getting a bit carried away. Time to pump the brakes.
Yeah, I mean Stadia basically killed itself before even getting out the gate.
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?
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.
There's a lot of potential there, probably need to see how it does when there's more multiplayer options.
“I spent a month playing Project xCloud and it kicked ass“ It’s just like every other streaming service. There’s lag, video compression, and reliance on internet connection. There's no magic happening.
The key thing here is it actually does those things well.
So it actually works like it’s supposed to. Eh I’ll still pass
"reliance on internet connection."... gee, who would have thought. I figured it was run on unicorn farts.
Hey. Not so loud. I've been running my car on that type of gas for 10 years. You wouldn't believe the mileage you get. You trying to ruin it for the unicorn black market? Next thing you know, you're going to tell them the secrets of long life which is...ha ha..you almost made me say it. Dang it. Got to be more careful.
Not everyone has high speed internet or no caps on data. Also, not all internet companies give you the speed you pay for (Xfinity is shit when it comes to that). From Windows Central: "Tracking 15-minute stints across each of Project xCloud's debut titles, we saw an estimated 590MB average via Android's integrated data-tracking features. That translates to 5.2Mbps or around 2.36GB per hour, with little variation between individual titles." That's a lot of data for phone or internet plans with caps. The article mentions lag, saving issues, and such at times. "When using public wireless networks, results tended to vary. While visiting a Starbucks over Xmas weekend, I played some Soul Calibur VI in stunning HD with no input lag. While at my YMCA gym, Ori and the Blind Forest was a blurry laggy mess." "While playing Bloodstained, I saved and closed the app a few times, only to reopen it later and find that my save never registered." It looks good when you have unlimited high speed internet. When you don't... "Sony has basically just shown off a logo." PSNow is playable on phones, PC, or PS4, streaming and downloadable games for $60 a year (no need for ps+ for multiplayer)...
No idea why Sakai and Neo's comments got disagrees. It's true streaming service required solid internet connection and unlimited datacap. Someone tested Stadia and provided proof of the bandwidth required. It's unrealistic for majority people. There are so many problems companies are ignoring about these streaming services:- 1. You need to have super speed internet connection with unlimited data plan which many people do not. 2. Battery life of handphones. With resolution like that, your handphone battery will be drained very quickly, so, you need to bring powerbanks with you all the time. 3. You also need to bring at least 1 controller with you all the time since you can't play big AAA games properly with twitchy touch screen control. 4. You have zero control over the games you FULLY pay for since you do not download anything. They can shut you off anytime because now they can control EVERYTHING. This thing needs 5G to go mainstream and available everywhere even in underground tunnels before people can comfortably use it. Before that, it's a complete farce. The slight inconvenience of downloading and installing games far outweighs the drawbacks. Streaming big AAA games is not like streaming simple mobile games, it's not that simple. Factor in the possibility of millions of people using it at the same time, you need to have a very solid and robust system that can handle the traffic. It'll need another 5-10 years or even more before it can compete with offline gaming. Talk to me again when E-Sports uses streaming service for their tournaments, otherwise, why the h*ll I want to go through all the trouble. For fun? Get real man!
Playing xCloud on mobile is really convenient. I hope they release this service worldwide soon though.
Great, looking forward to trying it.
X Cloud is just Remote Play on Xbox. Something I started doing with psp 14 years ago with PS3. Then again with PS4. But the app was an unofficial Sony app from one of the best Android sites. It's cooler and way better than paying for a subscription. It's your own games. Only thing is that after the official update recently, I couldn't play Spider-Man for nothing 2 feet away from my router. Could be my internet. But my internet is faster than it was years ago. Could be my phone. I was streaming to a Nexus 7 back then too. Who knows. But the stream was degrading so bad and was so choppy last year. I doubt others had that same experience I did from the update. But this feature isn't new. Welcome to the club.
"X Cloud is just Remote Play on Xbox." Lol no it's not
Yes it is. Just a lot further away. The concept is exactly the same.
There is a different xcloud for your console games as well. This one is strictly for cloud based streaming, not local console streaming.
It's less remote play and more PSNow, but without being able to download games and most likely more than $60 a year (cost of PSNow and you don't need PS+ for multiplayer).
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O M F G!!!! A positive X1 article got approved 😮
it's interesting how many things for MS xbox1 "kicks ass". i keep seeing articles that says game pass is "amazing" and this article where xcloud "kicks ass. then there are the articles about sony: they're making a mistake not going to e3 - their "anti-consumber" for having ps5 console exclusives - ps4 doesn't have the best versions of 3rd party games............yet, when it comes to gamers choice - the X1 is a distant 2nd. maybe the media is a little out of touch?
Everything has to be Sony vs the world with some of you. It ain't that deep. Stop thinking just because someone says something positive about something non Sony, that it means it has something to do with them. Not everything is about Sony and PS all the time...let this article just be what its about...and thats Xbox related.
i'm just talking about articles i've read and how they don't reflect the console market - why does everything have to be an arguement with some of you?
Are you kidding me! You actually disagreed with that??? LOL...listen buddy, this is simple. This article says something good about Xbox and then you come in here to voice concern that Sony is getting an unfair shake by comparison, even though xCloud itself has nothing to do with Sony or PS. What I said to you wasn't an argument...it was something to get you to think first. It was something to maybe help you in seeing that some of you take these console wars too seriously. It was YOU who asked us to compare articles and their tones between the two camps...ill say it again...this isn't about Sony or PS so why are you asking us to do that??? You provided no beneficial insight to the actual topic which is xCloud...your main "concern" by commenting was to let Xbox gamers know that you feel the media is out of touch when it comes to positive articles vs Sony. Your post was purely console war fodder and completely off topic and unnecessary.
Humans have devolved to the extent that facts don't even matter anymore. Playstation fanboys are so insecure that they have to downplay everything Microsoft even when Sony looks at that same thing and says it's so good that I will pay my competition to use it.
Pretty much agree with the article. It's been a lot better service than what I have tried from some of the other betas so far. xCloud is just further ahead than the others.
No thanks Microsoft! Not buying your Xbox!
MS sending out those checks baby
Yeah, no. Keep these coming though, it's not like we all can't see through it or anything.
And the relevance to the article is?
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