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    Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Promises “console quality games on any device” using its custom Azure datacentre blades.
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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    I guess if anyone's got the resources to make it half decent it'll be Microsoft. I could see this working with more single player games where latency isn't such an important factor.

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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Good luck to them, but they will probably need it. I have seen several attempts at this type of service in the past, and even when it "works" there is usually other issues such as content, pricing etc.

    I can see "the Netflix of video games" becoming a thing, but just as with Netflix, it is going to need a mix of big names, original content a fair price and great performance until this really lifts off and becomes popular enough to turn a decent profit.

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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Why not use all that power to solve something useful like more efficient solar panels...
    Total waste of compute power imo.


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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Users require a 25Mbps connection, quite a hike above Microsoft’s current test base configuration.
    well that's a 3rd of the population of the uk gone .. and prob most country's ..
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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Why not use all that power to solve something useful like more efficient solar panels...
    Total waste of compute power imo.
    You could say the same for any project. Also people without a gaming pc using compute power via microsoft isn't a lot different to having your own pc and using it for games instead of folding@home or whatever.
    Last edited by chj; 09-10-2018 at 07:00 PM.

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    Re: Microsoft reveals Project xCloud games streaming service

    Ah, just another reason not to buy xbox from its own platform holder lol

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