Microsoft reveals its Project xCloud game streaming service

Microsoft Project xCloud Game Streaming Service Announced

Users will have the ability to stream games both to their tablets and smartphones, according to the company.

Its new service, dubbed "Project XCloud", will remove the need for dedicated games consoles and pricey PCs - but you'll have to wait until next year just to trial it.

"To realize this vision, we know we must make it easy for developers to bring their content to Project xCloud", they continue.

Microsoft is testing a new game streaming service called Project xCloud that is created to work across PCs, consoles and mobile devices, the company has revealed. Microsoft plans to begin public trials in 2019 to "learn and scale with different volumes and locations".

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Something to look forward to: Microsoft has revealed the details of its game streaming service.

"Cloud game-streaming is a multi-faceted, complex challenge", said Microsoft's Kareem Choudhry in a blog post.

To that end, Microsoft has built custom hardware called "blades" using the components inside Xbox One consoles and has begun installing those blades in Azure datacenters worldwide.

Project xCloud is now under testing on mobile phones and tablets paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller through Bluetooth, but the game streaming tech also allows for touchscreen input.

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In the case of mobile devices, the company is working on a new touch overlay in case you don't have a controller handy. This would be a step beyond that, extending the Xbox franchise to the cloud that allow games to work on any device that meets the minimum processing requirements, perhaps even rival consoles like Sony's Playstation 4.

Public tests, unfortunately, won't get underway until sometime in 2019. It runs on mobile devices such as tablets and phones, paired with a wireless Xbox Bluetooth controller. There are times when its hard to even play a YouTube video on a smartphone, let alone stream a game like Red Dead Redemption or Call of Duty.

Not being reliant on a W-Fi connection could also open up game streaming to people with bad broadband connections but have access to a decent 4G service with plenty of data to chew through.

While this is being tested with mobile devices now, you can bet we'll also see this move over to PCs as well.

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The first server rack supporting Project xCloud already is installed in Microsoft's Quincy, Wash. -based Azure datacenter, officials said today.

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