Some of you might be aware that Microsoft has been working on a game streaming service of its own. With Google announcing a “future of gaming event” for next week, Microsoft has now provided a demonstration of its Project xCloud game streaming service. Public trials of the service are going to be launched later this year.
Microsoft first unveiled xCloud last year, saying that the service will enable users to stream titles to consoles, PCs, and even mobile devices. The company’s CEO Satya Nadella said that public trials of the service will begin in 2019. There hasn’t been much update on this front from Microsoft but it has now shown a demonstration of the Project xCloud streaming service publicly for the first time.
Microsoft demoed Forza Horizon 4 streaming to an Android device from its Azure datacenters at the Inside Xbox event yesterday. There was a Bluetooth controller connected to the phone thus highlighting the ease at which users will be able to stream and play titles like Forza Horizon 4 on a mobile device.
“We’re developing Project xCloud not as a replacement for game consoles, but as a way to provide the same choice and versatility that lovers of music and video enjoy today,” said Kareem Choudhry, the head of Microsoft’s cloud gaming efforts.
The company still hasn’t confirmed, though, when public trials will be launched for the game streaming service.