Microsoft plans 2019 beta for its mobile game streaming service

09 Octubre, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Misty Newman
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Much like Google, who recently announced their own streaming service, Microsoft's research is making sure input latency is their biggest opponent.

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The service uses Microsoft's Azure as a backbone to set up new datacenters, with customized hardware that uses the parts of multiple Xbox One consoles. As connections become faster, streaming games over the web should become a viable option for more consumers, which could bring about a rapid expansion of this market. Microsoft claims it has a grip on this latency issue and is confident that it can create a game streaming service which will allow users to play anything they want on any device they choose.

How Microsoft does this is through custom-built hardware at its Azure data centres around the world.

Microsoft is well aware that a lot of consumers don't have a fast Internet connection today, and that's why the Redmond giant is now experimenting with some unique things to improve latency on average connections.

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'We are testing Project xCloud today. The company is working on proper control mapping based on the device you're using, while also taking advantage of phone and tablet touch screens if you don't have an Xbox controller. That time has now come and Project xCloud is official.

As for the content that will be available on Protect xCloud, Choundry said that Microsoft has "enabled compatibility with existing and future Xbox games", and that the company is already inviting game developers to get on board.

While that all sounds wonderful, it does seem like it will be hard to do in real-world mobile situations.

Cloud game-streaming is a multi-faceted, complex challenge. However, Microsoft seems fairly confident it has the solution.

Latency is obviously a big deal too, and while Microsoft didn't really delve into the specifics of how it will solve that problem, it did say that its tests are now running at 10 Mbps, with the possibility of far greater speeds and lower latency once 5G begins rolling out on a large scale. Does Microsoft have what it takes to make this a reality, or is this a pipe dream for now?


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