Microsoft's Project xCloud will stream Xbox games to phones

CNET | 10/8/2018 | Mike Sorrentino
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Microsoft's Project xCloud service is in testing.

Microsoft revealed Monday that it's testing an Xbox game streaming service, currently called Project xCloud.

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The company demonstrated its work on the service so far in a video showing Forza and Halo, games designed to be run on an Xbox console, being played on Android phones and tablets. The games work both with an Xbox wireless controller paired over Bluetooth and using a touchscreen overlay when there is no controller.

"Project xCloud's state-of-the-art global game-streaming technology will offer you the freedom to play on the device you want without being locked to a particular device," wrote Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's corporate vice president for cloud gaming, in a blog post.

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When an Xbox controller isn't available, a touch overlay is.

Public tests of Microsoft Project xCloud are set to begin in 2019. Microsoft said the tests will help it "learn and scale with different volumes and locations." The company has also built custom server hardware that hosts components from multiple Xbox One consoles, with plans to scale up as needed.

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When asked if the test will include non-Xbox games such...
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