xCloud To Get Exclusives

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Microsoft is “in talks” with first- and third-party studios to create and release Project xCloud exclusive games.

Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry made the confirmation at X019 in London as part of a group interview with Australian outlets, stressing that there weren’t any title-specific announcements to make at this time.

“In terms of [Project xCloud] exclusives, we’re in early talks with first- and third- parties, but we don’t have any announcements to share,” Choudhry asserted. “New content and IP takes eighteen months to two years [to develop].”

Choudry stressed that “the first thing that we’re doing is… just lifting and shifting content that doesn’t require any development changes into the cloud. So right away we’ve got a platform that can run any of the 3000 games you can run on Xbox today.”

That said, Choudhry said that specific APIs have been added to the Xbox SDK to let a game “know at runtime [if it is] being streamed or not.”
 

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I think Stadia shows what the state of this tech is right now. Funny last night my internet was just garbage for no good reason. I had a connection, but it was just trash. It was like I was being DDOS'd or something, but I doubt anyone would care about me to bother. If I needed streaming to play my games I would have been completely out of luck. Most days my internet service is great, but last night everything was terrible.
 
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I think Stadia shows what the state of this tech is right now. Funny last night my internet was just garbage for no good reason. I had a connection, but it was just trash. It was like I was being DDOS'd or something, but I doubt anyone would care about me to bother. If I needed streaming to play my games I would have been completely out of luck. Most days my internet service is great, but last night everything was terrible.
Stadia proves that they are not ready, they are not in the same boat as Microsoft with their tech. From what I read people love what MS did vs Google. Also, Google will fix their problem and soon it will be looking good as well. Remember this is Google's first shot at doing something like this, give them a chance at least.
 

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Stadia proves that they are not ready, they are not in the same boat as Microsoft with their tech. From what I read people love what MS did vs Google. Also, Google will fix their problem and soon it will be looking good as well. Remember this is Google's first shot at doing something like this, give them a chance at least.
You can have the best servers in the world but you are still reliant on stable ISP's and quality varies all over the world. Not only that but half of the appeal to these streaming services is supposed to be "take your games anywhere" and that's going to be garbage for a long time too. 5G isn't going to be the savior that people pushing that tech want it to be, the signal doesn't penetrate walls very well and the range is so short they are going to have to add a ton of towers which the cell companies will never do because it costs too much.

Streaming is a silly idea, I can see using it for mobile style games but you'll never get a true console experience on a regular basis through streaming. Hell current gen games have relied on having a connection to a server more than ever and we've had more down time on xbox live than any generation before, I'd say the same about PSN but that whole PS3 hacking issue muddies that up. But when a single player game can't connect to a server and it causes the game to lock up it's annoying as hell, I would never want to have to worry about being able to connect to a streaming service to play a single player game ever.
 
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Cause you are forced to stream. That isn't choice.
I don't think that what the article was explaining. The impression I took is the stream service vs stream service.

Microsoft vs Google vs Sony cloud service.
 

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I don't think that what the article was explaining. The impression I took is the stream service vs stream service.

Microsoft vs Google vs Sony cloud service.
Which makes no sense. Unless MS is planning to to put their XGS games on stadia. Which they obviously are not.