But Microsoft says it's working on "a new, game-specific touch input overlay" that would make it possible to play streamed Xbox games on a mobile touchscreen device without any third-party hardware. Anyway, the public preview won't launch until next year and we should learn details more about Project xCloud in the coming months.
Microsoft revealed that users will be able to play using a mobile device and an Xbox Controller that is connected via Bluetooth or using touch input controls.
Microsoft plans to start streaming high-end games to your iPhone, iPad, and other devices. Project xCloud is entirely digital, while one of the Xbox One line's strongest advantages over the PlayStation 4 is its support for 4K Blu-ray.
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"Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies-entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen", says Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's VP of cloud gaming.
As anyone who has used game streaming before knows, low latency is the number one thing needed when trying to play online, or offline.
Cloud-based gaming is all the buzz at the moment.
'Currently, the test experience is running at 10 megabits per second.
The service is not dissimilar to Google's Project Stream (seriously, there are other words than "project", people; whip out a thesaurus), revealed last week, which would allow users to play newly-released, AAA titles on their Chrome browsers. xCloud presents the same drawbacks as Google's Project though. Azure has datacenters in 140 countries, so Microsoft feels it is already in a strong position to roll out the service wide-scale.