Microsoft has demonstrated its own streaming technology, Project xCloud, as part of Inside Xbox. “Forza Horizon 4” was used, which was played on a smartphone.
Last night, another issue of Inside Xbox was aired. In it was addressed and demonstrated among other things Project xCloud. This is the streaming service from Microsoft, with which the company wants to bring their own brands on as many platforms as possible, including smartphones.
The advantage of streaming services such as Project xCloud is that even complex games, which usually require a current console or a suitably equipped PC, can be played on rather weak hardware. Because the respective project is calculated in a data center.
The whole thing was demonstrated in the latest show of the Redmond with “Forza Horizon 4”. The racer was used with a gamepad that was connected to the terminal via Bluetooth. The presentation you see below these lines in a video.
Project xCloud should not replace consoles
On the official side of Microsoft it says in addition that Project xCloud should not be regarded as a replacement for a classical console. The company in the text:
“In today’s episode of Inside Xbox, we gave viewers a first glimpse of Project xCloud, a vision for the game streaming technology that complements our console hardware and gives players a wider choice of gaming options.
We’re developing Project xCloud not as a replacement for the video game console, but as a way to provide the same choice and versatility that music and movie lovers like today.
We’re creating more ways to play Xbox games. We look forward to reporting more about the technology in the coming months, including the first information on how and when you can help us test it in real scenarios later in the year. “
Although Microsoft emphasizes that the classic consoles should not be replaced with streaming, the Redmond seem to prepare for new distribution models. With the bought studios the Game Pass is to be supported, which in turn should inspire Project xCloud. With the Xbox Scarlett, however, a more classic console will come to us.