Published: Mon, August 19, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Phil Spencer: No Really, We're Not Making a Streaming-Only Xbox

Phil Spencer: No Really, We're Not Making a Streaming-Only Xbox

This will allow games to load much faster than on its previous consoles.

Dubbed Project xCloud, this technology is meant to complement Microsoft's console hardware and give gamers the ability to utilize Xbox functionality through their other devices, perhaps with as little lag as possible.

The good news is that Microsoft's gaming division is still hard at work in making that console-quality game streaming service a reality.

Despite not launching a streaming-only console, streaming technology is still very central to Microsoft and its gaming efforts going forwards, with xCloud expected to enter public trials in October.

Microsoft is currently working on its next-gen Xbox and now head of the division Phil Spencer has doled out more information about the anticipated gaming console.

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"The things that you've bought from us, whether the games or the controllers that you're using, we want to make sure those are future compatible with the highest fidelity version of our console, which at that time will obviously be the one we've just launched."
"Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible". "Technically that is plural", Spencer said with a laugh after I pushed him on the technicality he invoked. I think maybe some people thought that that was the disc-less one that we just shipped. It's 20 years old at this point, so it took two decades for us to get to the point where shows like Game of Thrones and House of Cards are some of the biggest shows in the planet and mainly watched via streaming. However, while this new console doesn't play physical disc, it does require for games to be downloaded before you can play them.

For now, we can only speculate and see how events will unfold, but if there's someone who would know the prowess of the next-generation consoles, that is Strauss Zelnick.

Also, the first confirmed launch title for the new console is going to be Halo Infinite. Do I feel like I can get into the game as fast as possible and while it's playing?

Speaking to GameSpot, Spencer said that people are gaming on more devices now than ever before and they won't simply disappear. Does this game both look and feel like no other game that I've seen?

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