Microsoft's cloud gaming service from xCloud, which will compete with Stadia's Google And will allow gaming on almost any screen with a network connection regardless of processing power, getting new technical details
While Google's Stadia service is taking its first commercial steps in the market (with Mixed reception from the first experienced, It is worth noting), Microsoft updates that the launch of the competing service on their behalf will be postponed until next year - and also provide some new details about the way it will operate.
Orders for the current exam phase of the xCloud platform have begun to be sent these days to consumers in the US, UK and South Korea, which will also be the first three markets expected to have a real public launch of the service in 2020 - and currently all it takes to enjoy it is a smart device Running an Android 6.0 or higher system with the dedicated app, Visit Xbox One And connect to a network with a stable speed of 10 megabits per second or more, which can be based on both a home Wi-Fi network and communication Mobile phones cellulose.
The exam phase included only five titles at the beginning, but will soon be expanded to a range of 63 games that can be played anywhere based on live streaming - with big names like Halo 5, Gears 5, Devil May Cry 5, Forza Horizon 4, World War Z and -Shadow of the tomb raider.
Microsoft states that in the future, the xCloud service will enable the activation of all titles created for theXbox One, And also a large variety of titles from the eraXbox 360 and even from the consoleXbox The original - and this is another great potential advantage of direct streaming technology, which does not depend at all on the architecture and hardware limitations on the user side, and can allow us in the future to run all the titles we want, regardless of generation or device exclusivity and without investing large resources To do this.
During 2020, we will see the official launch of xCloud in the countries of Europe, North America, Japan, Korea and India - when it is not yet clear what Israel's chances are of being included in this first wave and how much the pleasure will cost us. What is clear is that at this point Microsoft is choosing a different direction from Google and will not market its own dedicated controller in order to enjoy the platform, but will provide controller support Xbox One, Keyboards and mice, competitor's DualShock 4 controllers Sony And even touch screens - almost any means of control that is already sold in the market and / or available in your home right now.
xCloud will be supported not only on Android-based smartphones but also on system-based tablets, Apple iPhones and iPads with iOS, Windows-based computers and consoles Xbox One, Where on PCs and consoles the ability to instantly stream titles should be part of the Game Pass services for a monthly fee on behalf of Microsoft Office, Which currently focus on downloading and local access to titles from a defined library that is updated and depreciated each month.
It can be stated that the direct streaming services for games are not yet ready to network the gaming computers and home game consoles - but now with five very big names who deal in the field and express great trust in it (Google, Sony, Microsoft, NVIDIA And EA Games), we have hope that the day when we can all play any game, at any time and from any device with a screen and connection to the network is approaching.
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