Cloud-based gaming is all the buzz at the moment. Numerous manufacturers and publishers have talked about the possibility of powering all your gaming via the cloud, but the promise of untethered, console-quality game streaming has yet to be realised. Enter Xbox. Back at E3, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President of Gaming, promised their engineers were working on revolutionary technology that would provide such a service. And they’ve revealed it this morning.
Project xCloud allows gamers to play Xbox’s games on mobiles and tablets. Their philosophy is simple: “entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen.” Utilising Microsoft’s cloud-based computing technologies, Xbox has adapter their console hardware to support to make games streamable to any device and connect your controller via Bluetooth or use the on-screen touch controls.