Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

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  1. Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers


    I saw this posted on r/xboxone, thought it was interesting, and decided to start a discussion here about Xcloud.

    Last fall, we pulled back the curtain on
    Project xCloud
    – our game-streaming technology. Our vision for Xbox is that you can play the games you want, with the people you want, on the devices you want. Project xCloud brings us closer to fully realizing that vision. Our teams around the globe have
    been hard at work, building out and testing the system. We recently rolled out an alpha version to Microsoft

    employees through our take home program
    and are using the feedback to make improvements, ensuring Project xCloud offers customers a great experience.

    The driving purpose behind Project xCloud has been to enable playing great games anywhere, anytime. From the beginning, our aim has been seamless compatibility. We want to make it as easy as possible for developers to make their games available to all gamers
    with support for existing games, those currently in development, and future games.

    The power of Project xCloud – the seamless compatibility for developers and the new places to play for gamers – comes from Azure datacenters spanning the globe, with hardware that shares a common set of components with our Xbox consoles. We’ve already deployed
    our custom Project xCloud blades to datacenters across 13 Azure regions with an initial emphasis on proximity to key game development centers in North America, Asia and Europe. Leading global development teams such as Capcom and Paradox Interactive now have
    the ability to easily test their games directly from Project xCloud without having to port to a new platform. This is just the beginning of our buildout, with our ultimate goal of supporting gamers in Azure regions around the world.

    Today you can play three generations of amazing games on Xbox One. That means that Project xCloud has the technical capability to stream more than 3,500 games, without any changes or modifications required by a developer. In other words, developers will
    be able to dramatically scale their existing games across devices, with no additional development, no additional code base maintenance and no separate updates. When a developer updates the Xbox One version of their title, those updates will also apply to all
    versions available on Project xCloud without any additional work.

    There are currently more than 1,900 games in development for Xbox One, all of which could run on Project xCloud. Developers creating those games continue working normally – building with the tools they have – while we do the work to make their games accessible
    to the broadest set of players possible.

    We also recently added enhancements to our standard Xbox Developer Kit (XDK) to add support for streaming. One API we’re excited about is the new “IsStreaming” API which allows any game to know if it’s streaming from the cloud. Games can then cue features
    and functionality to enhance the streaming experience; for instance, adjusting font sizes for smaller displays or hosting multiplayer matches on a single server to reduce latency. We’ll continue to look for ways to empower developers to tailor their games
    for the many ways their customers play.

    Project xCloud is an exciting journey that we are all on together. We can’t wait to invite the community to provide feedback, help us shape it and participate in development in a very open and transparent way. Stay tuned…

    Thanx,

    Kareem

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/05...or-gamers-and-developers/#WI8X6KPaxbDrSkuC.99

    I think Xcloud is interesting in theory; being able to play any game on whatever device; however, I still question the practicality of this service though. I mean, I'll try to reserve judgment until I get hands on experience.

    It does sound like it's shaping up well, but I'm still interested about some more details; for example, cost, ability to download the games, and ownership of them.

    I'm kind of surprised they didn't just save all the Xcloud talk for e3.

    So what do you guys / girls think about Xcloud? Does it interest you? Do you think if it works well for you, then you will end up streaming games (on the go) more than playing them natively?

    How about the, in theory, the idea of not having to buy a "next-gen" Xbox if Xcloud is supported on the Xbox One?

    :)
     
    Fl0ydPinkert0n, May 26, 2019
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  2. Daniel_0815 Win User

    Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

    I think the project is a great start and I hope it will be the best solution on the market. At the same time, not every gamer will use it, so coding for both systems is crucial.
  3. ooD0C H0L1DAYoo Win User

    Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

    I would love to be able to use xCloud and stream s game at line at E3 or the DMV.

    That would be so freaking cool.
  4. Captain Gini Win User

    Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

    I dont like streaming games because of its connection, I may lose connection with the server.
  5. CourtDesigns Win User

    Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

    While I am really excited about this and what this will mean for games going forward, I am very concerned for how this will play if at all on average wifi networks. I simply cant imagine my average internet handling this well, and if they are able to figure
    out how to run this smoothly on accessible internet connections then I am all for it.
  6. I Benetti I Win User

    Project xCloud: More for Gamers and Developers

    It is a very big step that the gaming industry is doing, hopefully good results, I see that now the MS will feel more at home, working on a ground that she dominates.
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