The world of streaming video games seems to hit new strides every day in the industry. As Sony’s streaming service, PS Now, continues to grow, Microsoft is beginning to share it’s upcoming streaming service, Project xCloud.
In the latest demonstration from the Xbox company, viewers can witness the awe-inspiring racing giant, Forza Horizon 4, being streamed beautifully (but not without some apparent input issues) to an Android smartphone device from one of xCloud’s data centers. The game is also being played with a standard Xbox One controller via Bluetooth.
Check out the demonstration below:
Along with the minute and a half demonstration, the Head of Gaming Cloud at Xbox, Kareem Choudry, answers some interesting questions about the future of the game streaming industry. While comparisons between listening to whatever type of music regardless of where you’re located and playing whatever type of game in the same manner are made, he also points out that the idea is to allow players to stream games wherever there’s “good network connection”. Exciting times, indeed.
To go along with the new streaming demo also comes an announcement that a public beta for Project xCloud will be available at some point this year. We certainly seem to be inching ever-closer to a future consisting of gaming anywhere through streaming services.
Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on Microsoft’s streaming service, Project xCloud, as well as any other worthwhile announcements.