Within recent years, streaming has become one of the most popular forms of media consumption. Whether it be media like music or movies, millions of people all over the world make use of streaming services on a daily basis. Thus, it’s no wonder why the gaming industry is also taking a chance on the concept with services like PlayStation Now, Steam Link and Nvidia GeForce NOW. You can add another one to the list—Microsoft is getting in on the action too.
During the end of the Xbox E3 2018 briefing, Xbox boss Phil Spencer proudly announced that Microsoft is currently in the process of building a new cloud-streaming service that will be capable of delivering “console-quality games streaming on any device”. That’s all the information that has been given at this time, suggesting that the service is still a ways off from being ready to be shown off. This announcement is similar to that of EA, which also announced that it’s also developing a game streaming service during its E3 presentation back on June 9.
These announcements show that major game companies are becoming increasingly interested in pushing streaming as the next the big thing. It will be interesting to see how both services develop.