Once Google announced Project Stream last week, it’s now Microsoft’s turn to announce its stab in Match streaming with Job xCloud.
The company claimed that Project xCloud games are playable using a touchscreen interface too. Microsoft’s announcement comes following Xbox manager Phil Spencer saying at E3 2018 that besides another Xbox, the business is working on a game streaming service also. What’s interesting is that the Internet demands involved appear to be on the lower side.
“Project xCloud is going to have the capacity to make game streaming possible on 4G networks and will scale to push against the outside limits of what is possible on 5G networks since they roll out globally,” a pole out of Kareem Choudhry – Corporate Vice President, Gaming Keyboards, Microsoft reads. “Currently, the evaluation encounter is running at 10 megabits per second. Our goal is to deliver high quality experiences in the lowest possible bitrate which operate across the broadest possible networks, taking under consideration the uniqueness of every machine and device .”
The statement comes after much sound from business leaders has been made over the potential of cloud streaming. Though hardly any of it has come to fruition for consumers just yet.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been discussing the advantages of game streaming before this statement, going as far as to say the PS5 and following Xbox are the last-generation of consoles.
“I think we’ll see another generation, but there’s a good opportunity that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware,” Guillemot said into Variety. “With time, I think streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to get big hardware at home.