Microsoft Project xCloud (Game Streaming), part of Game Pass Ultimate

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  1. eastmen

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    No idea , i haven't updated the client or tried anything yet. Those games I listed are they the ones that got patches for xbox series hardware ?
     
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    Couldn't speak to all of them, but there's a fair few on the list that are X|S enhanced.
     
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    What I would like to see.
    Still running 1S version.
    Reasoning:
    • Virtualized 4 1S on a single XSX blade. Due to probably slower roll out, need to maximise blades.
    • 80%+ are playing on mobile.
    • Load times are big issue which would be solved.

    What could further enhanced mean:
    • I would like to see them fps boosted, as that would help latencies a hell of a lot, could make all the difference.
    • If they've finally got resolution boost working, could boost up to 1080p.

    I would assume that the enhancements would be system level ones.
    If detected was running on larger display could run XSS/X version or something.
     
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    Variety did an article on xCloud & the competition...

    https://variety.com/vip/expect-xbox-to-power-microsofts-cloud-gaming-domination-1234987368/

    Tommy McClain
     
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  5. eastmen

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    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/10/whats-next-for-gaming-highlights/

    Now xcloud / game pass gets better
     
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    How do you connect a controller to the TV?
     
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    BluTooth most likely?
     
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    Maybe also usb as a lot of tvs today have them ?

    Anyway I wonder if the fire stick / chrome cast competitor is going to make an appearance at e3
     
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    The odd device on the right kinda looks interesting. Something like the Nvidia Shield or a laptop?

    FireShot Capture 096.png

    Tommy McClain
     
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    There's nothing preventing Microsoft from integrating Xbox wireless connections in a TV. The existing USB receivers for Xbox controllers/headsets are pretty small, and part of their packaging includes a built in antenna which takes up 15-20% of it's length. Honestly, I'm surprised that Microsoft hasn't included the wireless receivers built into at least the Surface and first party devices, or worked with other vendors like Alienware or ROG. I know you can sync Xbox controllers via bluetooth, but Xbox wireless headsets and other first party and officially licensed accessories use the Xbox wireless and it seams like a missed opportunity to sell more Xbox stuff. Also, bluetooth in my experience has more input lag than using a wireless receiver.
     
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    I know they are coming out with a fire stick competitor ( unless its canceled since the last time i talked to anyone) maybe its more of a fire tv / shield device in its first iteration .

    Since the xbox one s came out all the xbox controller also have bluetooth so you can connect to any phone or computer without the dongle
     
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    I was editing my post when you replied. It's not just about controllers. It's headsets, other branded accessories, and having an "Xbox certified" marketing label that I'm surprised they aren't leveraging.
     
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    maybe but they might come out with xcloud certified or another brand for this.
     
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    Hopefully they rebrand xCloud or "Cloud Gaming". They need "Xbox Go" or something similar.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    Phil & Satya chat...

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/06/10/satya-nadella-and-phil-spencer-on-gaming-at-microsoft/

    Tommy McClain
     
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    The fact that they say "Try before you download" and not "Try before you buy" sounds to me like they want to position this as a Gamepass-specific feature.
     
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    They will likely allow try before you buy, because people will buy, download and try and refund. May as well lower the barriers on both sides to decrease player pain, and decrease the costs of labour for MS.
     
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    Makes the most sense & probably the easiest to integrate. Creating a trial service for non-Game Pass games could be problemsome from a technical & business point of view.

    Tommy McClain
     
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