Microsoft has been keeping any information regarding its game streaming service – otherwise known as Project xCloud – pretty close to its chest. That changed today when the brand gave the public its first glimpse at the project in action.
The first look was posted in the form of a video clip posted via the company’s official Xbox Twitter account. The clip is about a minute and a half in duration and features Kareem Choudhry, Head of Gaming, Xbox. The presentation happens around the 0:16 mark.
It’s at this point you’ll see the host of the show being handed what seems to be an Android device. Attached to an Xbox One controller, with the game Forza Horizon 4 being streamed on the mobile device.
— Xbox (@Xbox) March 12, 2019
Choudhry explained that the game was being streamed directly from an Xbox console to the phone. From what we can see, the streaming quality was visibly high, with no visible signs of latency lag or stuttering. Funnily enough, there were no signs of Xbox’s prototype controller that Microsoft supposedly designed for the smartphone.
Project xCloud is Microsoft’s current initiative that, as you have seen, is aimed at bringing the Xbox gaming experience directly to devices such as smartphones, tablets, and non-gaming PCs. In essence, the project is similar to Valve’s Steam Link and NVIDIA’s GameStream technology. The core difference being Microsoft’s streaming feature is strictly for the Xbox console.
When asked about the service’s availability, Choudhry said the livestream that Project xCloud would undergo public trials sometime later this year. Unfortunately, no specific date was provided
(Source: Slash Gear)