This is what Xbox looks like in a browser
Looks great so far
Waiting for an app on TV
Xcloud is great for playing online multiplayer games couch coop. I play Sea of Thieves this way all the time.
Seems like this will be the easiest way to play really. Better than installing an app.
It's definitely gotten support. Post this a little over a year ago and you would have 5 upvotes and 45 downvotes. Xcloud is cheap and at my convenience. Has great games I've never played. Very content
Not xCloud, but just console streaming through the iOS app - Halo MCC I was able to win a match and feel good at it, and inconsequential games like Call of the Sea and The Medium feel as good as TV play. If any random someone with an iPad or even a Kindle tablet can connect their DS4 and enjoy this, heck yes
Notice how competition drives innovation. Also, this is direct proof that Microsoft - while in third place this generation - has made gaming better for everyone. Credit where credit is due.
Very strong argument.
I think this option will be detrimental to gaming in general, but more specifically, it will be horrible for console gaming. I think when people defend this, they’ve abandoned being fans of consoles, and instead have become fans of companies. If we are being honest with ourselves, its actually very apparent.
@S2Killinit I dunno about you but I’m a fan of gaming/games, not consoles or companies. I couldn’t care less what device I’m playing on as long as the games are good, prices are good and I can play where and when I want to. How would adding a new, easy way to play, and play anywhere - be detrimental to gaming? That is just pure rabid fanboyism.
@S2Killinit "instead have become fans of companies" These is no way that you could have said this with a straight face. You are one of the biggest Sony fanboys on this site.
Streaming games is not better than playing them locally, you could argue that Microsoft is making gaming worse.
Sure, You could make that arrangement, but you would be wrong. Having more options and access is a good thing.
@Rocosaurus More options is not always good. It's better to do one thing well than do many things poorly.
Better still to do multiple things well, no? Actually for a company the size of Microsoft it's a necessity. Besides, it just makes sense to have both streaming and local options for a service like this. Cover all your bases. Video streaming sites do the same thing.
By that logic Sony, Nintendo and NVidia are all making gaming worse too.
Everyone is streaming games. Quit acting like Microsoft is the first or the last. Sony got into cloud much sooner than Microsoft but you'd never admit that.
Who said anything about Sony or Nintendo. Oh that's right the fanboys did, and all because I played devils advocate against the company they bought something from. May your purchase be validated, and may you never have to make an objective statement about said purchase ever again. Just so you know I don't like cloud gaming period.
Orchard, yes... they are. But the article wasn't, here's a first look at Sony's web streaming service. Triggered?
I kind of agree and think the GamePass model is dangerous if it becomes the norm. It could easily become a “live service” model fiasco in future where the quality is sacrificed for quantity in the form of “future promises” And especially considering the first big swing Microsoft has taken in exclusive games was The Medium, and it was kind of a dud. I’d rather them pump more effort into the quality of those games rather than the ability to stream games anywhere. That being said, I do use Cloud gaming a lot because it’s nice to play single player games, or do my bounties for Destiny 2 in bed while chilling with my wife. But I do crave better exclusives more than a library of older games I can stream
What's better or worse is relative to what individual people want. More options is always good
Is xCloud the only platform Microsoft is offering?
are you gonna explain how lol...?
Ok... but streaming games is not a innovation.
Too bad the streaming resolution won't be 1440p or higher.
It’s not meant to replace hardware consoles, but nice to get some quests done while away from home.
It will be soon - they already said they’re going to put Series X in Azure this year.
Wow. Just look at all those blockbuster titles that will stay with you for weeks afterwards.....thinking 'why did I even waste 10 minutes of my life on this'.
I forgot to add. Three great movies that blow your mind and that you love to re-watch are worth way more than 50 movies you couldn't even get through the first 10 minutes of because they were so boring and crap. Same with games, but even MORE so because they can take 10's of hours of your time. So before you wake up and realise time has flown and you are no longer a 'young' gamer anymore, make sure that you spent your time on games that left a mark on you after you completed them. You are wasting time with this Microsoft crap.
I bet you're fun at parties.
Yeah I don't want to pay for crap games...I don't mean they are all crap...but a few that are I don't want to support. Like with cable tv...5 programs that you want to watch, and a hundred crap ones that get funded buy your subscription.
That can be said for every streaming service on Earth. Do you have Netflix? Most people do.... 90% of the stuff on there you'll never watch. 1% of the stuff on there is amazing.
What the heck are you even on about mate?
Hope this is up and running by years end in Australia, if it works well i wont need to buy an XSX to support my ps5 and can just use x cloud instead.
I think that’s exactly what Microsoft is hoping for since console hardware sells at a loss, it’s more profitable for them if you are using their services / subscriptions but they aren’t subsidizing your hardware. Subscribers are worth a lot more $$$ than hardware units.
Thats fine by me, i mostly play ps and nintendo anyway, i dust off the xbox now and then so this is a great alternative for me to still have access to the games im interested in without stumping up the cash for a console. In saying that i much orefer to play from a console so will likely buy an XSX withing ghe next 2 years, by then they should have some good games to play aswell
How is Microsoft getting xCloud on more platforms than PlayStation Now? You’d think competition would get Sony to be as aggressive as they were last gen pushing their streaming service as Microsoft seems to be now.
Not really, game pass came out of xbox lacking exclusives and great games to play compared to sony and couodnt compete. So they went down the other road of look we dont have all these great exclusives but we are offering this really great service where u get a ton of games to play at a great price point. Its was neccessary for xbox to stay alive, imagine sony went on the run they did and game pass didnt exsist, microsoft would be getting destroyed. Sony doesnt need to compete with game pass at this moment, microsoft needs to compete with sony and there exclusives, only when and if MS pick up there game on that front will sony feels its necessary to compete hard against game pass
Imo, when MS can catch up to Sony in term of their first party offering, Sony then might consider pushing PS Now more to counter Gamepass. Until then, I don’t think Sony should care too much about streaming or subscription for that matter.
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