Microsoft has been tinkering with the project's xCloud project streaming service since October, and we're starting to hear more and more details about how it works. After a short demonstration in march, Microsoft now allows E3 attendees to become familiar with the service – which will be previewed in October.
"Two months ago, we connected all Xbox developers to Project xCloud," said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. Now, the console streaming service will "turn your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server." According to Microsoft, you will be able to stream your entire Xbox One library – including Xbox Game Pass games – to a device.
With console streaming from your Xbox One, you can:
Turn your Xbox One into your own personal console server
Post your Xbox One library for free, including the Xbox Game Pass
– Xbox ➡️ E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
"In the Xbox team, every decision is guided by the belief that the game addresses everyone," Spencer said. "That's why we continue to innovate in terms of equipment and services, and so we unite communities through cross-play." This new streaming service seems to be an extension of what Microsoft used to play Xbox games on a local network. It will broadcast your games from your console wherever you are.
Microsoft has also tested the xCloud service with Xbox wireless controllers connected to consoles, mobile devices, and PCs. While xCloud was briefly mentioned on stage, Microsoft still does not provide data or pricing for its service.
Microsoft's xCloud service will confront Sony PlayStation Now and Google Stadia cloud streaming service. Google just revealed that Stadia will be launched in November for $ 10 a month, but this is not a full subscription service, so you will have to pay for more games. Stadia, it's more like renting to a powerful PC in the cloud service – similar to Nvidia's Shadow, LiquidSky and GeForce Now streaming games service.