Announced via his website's blog, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Kareem Choudhry revealed Project xCloud, the service that's intended to allow gamers to be able to stream games across all Microsoft platforms.
Today, the games you play are very much dictated by the device you are using. 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, empowering YOU, the gamers, to be at the center of your gaming experience.
The main aim of the project is to bring Xbox games to those who don't have an Xbox One or a game-ready PC. The program is being made to make Xbox games playable on Android devices and tablets. Gamers that have been interested in playing Gears of War 5
, Sea of Thieves
or even Halo Infinite
, will be able to play these games on their respective Android tablets and phones.
Microsoft plans to begin public trials in 2019 to "learn and scale with different volumes and locations." The trial is likely to test limits and capabilities of the streaming service. To combat latency, Microsoft will utilize 54 Azure locations that support 140 countries.
Microsoft displays using the Project xCloud game streaming service by playing Sea of Thieves on a tablet.
The service is part of the stream-based future Microsoft hinted at earlier this year at E3.