E3 2019: Xbox Details Project xCloud Streaming Service

June 11, 2019

Microsoft’s Project xCloud is currently the only competitor Google Stadia has in the streaming space, and now we know a little more about how it’s going to work.

As detailed in Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, Project xCloud will indeed allow players to play games wherever they are, on a myriad of devices. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed the news on stage, stating that players will be able to play their entire Xbox One library using the service. This includes Game Pass games, too.

Teased since October, Microsoft is finally giving the service a public outing with E3 attendees invited to check out the service this week. If we’ve heard correctly, the service will work in a similar way to PlayStation’s Remote Play and will use your Xbox as a 'server’ — with help from Microsoft’s own servers — to stream games from there to you, wherever you may be.  

The details certainly need to be clarified, and how this will all work with the recently revealed Project Scarlett when it launches in 2020 remains to be seen. We’re sure we’ll know more before E3 2019 comes to a close.

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.