Microsoft's game streaming service Project xCloud will arrive on mobile phones in 2019. That's what Phil Spencer revealed during Microsoft's presentation at E3 2019.
Project xCloud will allow gamers to play any game from the Xbox One library, right from an Android and iOS smartphone or tablet. For this, you will need to have a good internet connection, or an Xbox.
With Console Streaming from your Xbox One you'll be able to:
✅ Turn your Xbox One into your own personal console server
✅ Stream your Xbox One library, including Xbox Game Pass, for free
Where you play is entirely your choice. Going into preview in October. #XboxE3 pic.twitter.com/TmszGgBk21
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
The presentation was a bit confusing and details were not revealed.
But according to what has been shown, anyone who owns an Xbox One will be able to play at home, on their smartphone, without having to use the TV. The data will be processed on the Xbox and transmitted to the mobile screen via the Wi-Fi network.
Those who don't have an Xbox One console will have to sign up for a subscription service that will allow them to play Xbox games through the cloud.
Microsoft Project xCloud
- Which is? Cloud gaming service. The processing is done on servers and the result (image and audio) is transmitted via the internet to your cell phone or tablet screen.
- Who has Xbox? Service will be free to play “at home” or “on the street”. Anyone who is away from home will need a good internet connection to play.
- Those who don't have Xbox will need to pay a subscription to access the service
Games? The entire Xbox One library will be available to play on Project xCloud.
Not many details were given, but it seems that the service will be launched first in the United States, and then in the rest of the world.