Connectivity and ecosystem. Those are two things we continue to discuss because that’s where the future of gaming is headed. It seems that Xbox could be taking yet another step towards expanding their offering in the very near future. S
Keep doing what you do Team Xbox! Power moves.
Keep doing what Sony tried to do?
Tried indeed but alas they couldn't sell it because ps now is trash.
PS now is trash? Oh yea? Well xCloud is. ..oh wait. XCloud hasn't even released yet....
XGP is more successful than PS Now for a reason. The #DayOnes, first party support on multiple platforms, Microsoft Azure and more relevant quality games that gamers care about play key factors. While Sony did hop on this bandwagon before Microsoft, its the latter that has executed on a more cohesive vision. It was Sony that backed away from this position when they should have expanded, but im sure their lack of infrastructure played a role in that...an area where Microsoft is doing quite a bit of expansion in.
Power moves, but slowly... flashback to 2015: https://www.tomsguide.com/u... Time will tell if Xbox can make it stick
"more relevant quality games that gamers care about play key factors." What relevant quality games? I should have more to say, but truth is I'm tired of this crap. Everything MS announces something versus following through, someone in their fan camp pronounces it a major win. And then it follows through, often falling on its ass. Sure, their online infrastructure performs well, but they've only been working towards that day-one. Meanwhile, more often than not they have to "happen" upon 3rd party titles they buy into first only to proceed to ground those new studios to nothing of note. Can't make 1st party. So again: where are these "relevant quality games"? WTF does that even mean given that you're talking about the general market.
"What relevant quality games?" Well...the #DayOnes and somewhat more recent released games of course. Tons of examples of this...Gears Tactics, Ori 2, Minecraft Dungeons, Streets of Rage 4, Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, MechWarrior 5, MCC on PC, Yakuza series on Xbox, Wasteland 3 etc...games that gamers care about playing relatively close to or on launch.
Keep giving away UGP for pennies? That is the only way they have been able to get people onto Game Pass. This has nothing to do with an app on Samsung like you all are making it out to be.
I asked for 1st party games and you mention something like Streets of Rage 4 which MS has nothing to do with. Similar to Mech Warrior and Yakuza. I specifically chided their reliance on 3rd party. Why did you even bother replying?
I'm talking about the success of XGP as a whole though haha. Its success isn't just due to first party...but considering that XGS's titles are guaranteed to hit the service #DayOne and remain for years, then it is ONE OF the key factors like I mentioned in my original reply. And the majority of games I mentioned are XGS titles anyway which is first party. When I said "more relevant quality games that gamers care about" I was referring to both first AND third party titles...so why would I then exclude them when going into more detail??? I'm not sure exactly what youre getting at, but the fact that EVERY first party title from XGS will be on the service #DayOne is reason enough for a lot of people to sub to the service as again, gamers want to play relevant games close to or on the day these games launch.
XPG exists. It needs what first party titles MS can manage to make it appealing, but it needs 3rd party to be of any real worth. That it can exist without the console its suppose to compliment is something else. A not good indicator of the console itself.
Its working so far with over 10 million subs for the service...dont see any reason why that would change. In fact, I see it only getting better with xCloud being phased into Game Pass. "A not good indicator of the console itself." LOL...most of the people who subscribe to XGP does so from a console! Expanding this to other platforms would only increase subscriptions, no?
Wow, I called it, i said MS should partner up with mobile phone services and offer Gamepass. Not a phone but close enough lol
Until i saw the looting taking place thats been on the news lately due to a tragic event, i can honestly say ive never seen anyone walking down the high street having a conversation with a tv ...
Lol have you seen the size of some of these new phones? Mini tvs
Samsung and Microsoft mentioned something a while ago about a gaming partnership with the Cloud that they're going to detail later in the year, and they've done a lot of shared marketing together since the early days of the 360 (all Xbox 360 kiosks included Samsung TVs for example, and the MS Stores sell Galaxy phones). If I'm to guess, Microsoft will bundle Game Pass with xCloud in the next Galaxy Note and run bundles on the existing S20s for xCloud's formal launch
Yep I see this happening and the TV also getting the xcloud app to. One advantage Microsoft have over Sony in terms of working with 3rd partys. Next gen looking very interesting.
Yep, MS has a better chance at partnering with any of the other TV companies and phone makers since Sony's a competitor in those industries too.
I'm getting the note 20 too so that would be good news for me. I wonder if it's a discount or is it just an exclusive deal where it's only on that brands platform
I don't think many people realise how much of a disadvantage Sony is at partnering with device makers and the consequences it will have on the future growth of PSNow. In the streaming market, exposure is key and Microsoft potentially bundling Game Pass with Smart TVs, TV boxes, mobile devices are a BIG advantage.
Likely in preparation for the XCloud and don't think they will limit themselves to TVs. Smartphones and TV boxes are also likely to be bundled with it. It would be cool as heck if Nintendo allowed it on the Switch. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
Nintendo can't even run a decent gaming network never mind streaming through the cloud. I love Nintendo but they would have to partner with a really cloud player to make this happen.
I'm not talking about Nintendo providing their own streaming service. I'm talking about them allowing the XCloud to be accessible from the Swtich.
Let MS handle the infrastructure Let Sony build the console Nintendo makes the games *all 3 would make games for the unified console.
If my internet wasn't so terrible I might be swayed by these online streaming things but I'll just stick with Sony ps5 instead
I think eventually streaming will be the way, but that's at least 10 years off and even then for sure they will have input lag and servers being down and stuff that just makes it not as desirable.
I live out in the country so it'll be probably longer for me. 5g causes cancer so that's out for me
everyone disagreeing with me can go ahead and just search 5g causes cancer and they'll find evidence or at least warning articles about it but yeah go ahead and disagree with me. give this a read before you think i'm making it up https://blogs.scientificame...
How is this different from local gameplay? Local gameplay suffers from the same problem.
Wouldnt be the first time Samsung and Microsoft have run promotions here. We had a deal running in work about 2 years ago when you bought a select Samsung TV you got a free Xbox One S
They need to get on Roku TVs too
They need to be on every platform. I want access to every game anywhere I have broadband access. TVs, tablets, phones, PCs, consoles, setup boxes, etc. Normally, I buy a primary console for every TV in my home. This generation I may just buy two primary consoles for my gaming cave (Has two TVs) and then stream on all other devices. Not even sure if I will get to buying a secondary console platform.
RemotePlay for PS4 works on iOS, Android, PC and Mac so that covers accessing everything but the TVs. I think Xbox has something similar now but just to Windows 10, not sure. I think they could both use a streaming stick or something for TVs. I had a PSTV that did remote play but it wasn't very good and got discontinued.
Good I'm glad people don't have to buy an Xbox ever again.
That's great. Microsoft doesn't care. As long as you sub to Game Pass....they get paid.
Can see you subbing in gamepass in near future.
Actually pretty damned genius move! Interesting to see how this works. Must've cost a fortune.
Expanding the ecosystem. Many people will be subscribed becoming the Netflix of gaming.
This is the cool. Think about a console and streaming optimised TV. HDMI 2.1 is worth the upgrade for low frame rate support.
I'm fine with streaming, as long as physical never goes away. I still buy physical movies and use multiple streaming services.
Hoping that this will work better for MS that it did for Sony when they tried it with PS Now and TV.
Sony has to either be kicking themselves or busting out the popcorn. They were exactly here 5 years ago and flat out bailed after a few years. Maybe they didn't do something right like marketing or technology. Or maybe they now know something that MS doesn't know yet - the tech and/or market might not be ready for this yet. Either way it's going to be fun to watch
Hmm I wonder if we will see an announcement that this will be hitting the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 when it Launches in August?
Everyone in here is misunderstanding what is even being offered. This says nothing about xCloud or some app being available on Samsung TV. If you buy one of their TVs through Samsung Access, which is basically a 24-36 month payment plan, they're giving you a subscription to one of various services (up to $120 value). So, if you choose GPU... you basically get 8 months of it for free as part of this deal.
Could I use a 360 Controller? Or would new users need to buy an X1 XXS controller? Whatever it’s called, new Xbox controllers 😂
This offer has nothing to do with playing Game Pass directly on your TV. You simply will get 8 months of subscription to UGP.
Another reason why there's no point in buying an Xbox console. I can play the games on my PC and now TV. Sony is the console king. Nintendo is the handheld king. Xbox needs to leave their embarrassing attempts at consoles and just stick to services.
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