Gaming consoles have thrived over the past three decades. Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox have always been forerunners in this category. However, it seems like Microsoft is looking to break away from its competition. The concept of cloud gaming has taken the industry by storm and looks to be the future.
Cloud gaming is a method of playing video games using remote servers in data centers. As a result, there is no need to download the game. It is essentially a Netflix type of service for games. Previously, this technology has been implemented into Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass, and PlayStation Now.
Microsoft wants to further build on its cloud gaming features. The company revealed that it is now working on hardware and deals with TV makers which will provide gamers with an Xbox experience without requiring the Xbox itself. They plan on achieving this by embedding the features of the Xbox console into an internet-connected television.
Microsoft plans to recreate the Xbox experience with cloud gaming
Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, also spoke about the prospect of cloud gaming. He said, “Cloud gaming is truly a breakthrough experience. It’s a really fast, easy way to get into gaming.”
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Since the arrival of Microsoft cloud gaming on the Xbox Game Pass, they even expanded the service to iPhones, iPads, and PCs in April. However, that project failed due to a dispute with Apple. Now, the company is planning to expand the same service to televisions.
In addition to this, Microsoft is also planning to enhance its collection of first-party games. While its acquisition of Bethesda has helped with this goal, it still has a long way to go. The company is looking to release at least one first-party game via Xbox Game Pass every quarter.
These are ambitious goals even for a company with the stature of Microsoft. We will surely get more updates regarding the cloud gaming software at the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase being held on June 13th.
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