Microsoft Xcloud Project To Brush Consoles Away

This is the time of year where new games are being released and details for potential future consoles are being outlined. No matter what console you play; it’s a time to be excited! PlayStation 5 will be released in 2020, Xbox One is considered one of the most powerful consoles of all time, and not to mention Nintendo’s ever-classic Mario Kart to be introduced to mobile devices – what gamer wouldn’t be excited? It begs the question: Is 2020 the year for next-gen gaming? 

Collecting consoles for those who love a gaming archive could seem very exciting. For those who struggle with space due to a stack of classic gaming consoles, this could prove to be a struggle. Microsoft is testing a new Project xCloud System, which will allow users instead of having a console, to be able to stream games from everything to phone to PC, from Microsoft Servers. Microsoft has confirmed trails for the project will begin in 2020. 

PC gaming popularity has been on the rise recently and Microsoft believes this initiative could prove to be beneficial for many gamers. 'Ultimately, Project xCloud is about providing gamers — whether they prefer console or PC — new choices in when and where they play, while giving mobile-only players access to worlds, characters and immersive stories they haven't been able to experience before,' Microsoft said. 

Project xCloud will have the capability to make game streaming possible on 4G networks, Microsoft says.

'Currently, the test experience is running at 10 megabits per second.
'Our goal is to deliver high-quality experiences at the lowest possible bitrate that work across the widest possible networks, taking into consideration the uniqueness of every device and network.'