Microsoft are starting the roll out of their cloud streaming gaming with a two-pronged attack. On one side is Project xCloud and on the other is a new feature for Xbox One, Console Streaming.
Console Streaming turns your home console into a streaming server – a feature that PlayStation owners will know as Remote Play – and when you choose to play while away from home, you can either stream your owned games collection from xCloud servers or from your home console.
Update: Console streaming will be going into the Xbox system software preview channels this October. You’ll have access to any games from your game library and Xbox Game Pass games while on the go.
The tech is being demoed at E3 itself for those in attendance, but we’re waiting for details on how it might roll out to end users. Console Streaming could be enabled sooner rather than later through a software update, while Project xCloud, which will have to go toe to toe with Google Stadia, might wait until later this year.
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