Microsoft is gearing up to fight with Google and start its own game streaming service, basically, an Xbox game streaming service, designed to bring the console’s titles to a slew of different platforms.
The service is the latest offering to offer gamers the promise of cross-platform autonomy. The public trials of the service will be done next year. For now, the company is busily recruiting developers to bring content to the service and testing in private beta.
“Cloud game-streaming is a multi-faceted, complex challenge. Unlike other forms of digital entertainment, games are interactive experiences that dynamically change based on player input,” said Microsoft.
“In addition to solving latency, other important considerations are supporting the graphical fidelity and framerates that preserve the artist’s original intentions, and the type of input a player has available,” the company added.
As of now, the service is not being offered to the public. Microsoft obviously has the hardware/gaming/enterprise expertise to launch it, but the execution is still a ways off.