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Microsoft shows live demo of xCloud game streaming service

Microsoft’s new game streaming service Project xCloud had its live demonstration during the company’s Inside Xbox event, showing how an Xbox One controller was connected to the phone via Bluetooth, letting users stream games easily.

In the demo video featuring Microsoft’s gaming cloud chief Kareem Choudhry, presenter Julia Hardy had a hands-on experience with Forza Horizon 4 being streamed from the company’s Azure datacenters to the android device while using the Xbox One controller.

In a blog released by Choudhry,he clarified that the company is not trying to replace consoles with xCloud but as an additional way to play Xbox.

“We’re developing Project xCloud not as a replacement for game consoles, but as a way to provide the same choice and versatility that lovers of music and video enjoy today. We’re adding more ways to play Xbox games,” he said.

“Project xCloud is an integral part of our vision for placing you the gamer at the center of your experience, giving you more choice in how and when you play,” Choudhry added.

(Photo source: YouTube – Xbox)