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Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Samsung's backing Project xCloud

Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Is and Microsoft's Project xCloud a match made in heaven? Samsung seems to think so, having announced a gaming partnership with Microsoft's Xbox Division. 

While Project xCloud wasn't explicitly mentioned, Samsung's David S. Park, highlighted Samsung's 5G-enabled devices and Microsoft's cloud-based gaming services, factors which point clearly in the direction of xCloud.

 
   
    This is just the beginning of our gaming partnership with Xbox. Both Samsung and Xbox share a vision for bringing great gaming experiences to mobile players around the world.

With our 5G-enabled portfolios and Microsoft’s rich history in gaming, we are working closely together to create a premium cloud-based game streaming experience. You’ll hear more about it later this year.

 
This announcement came after the reveal of Samsung's Galaxy S20 series of mobile devices, and from the sounds of it, Microsoft's Xbox Project xCloud app may be a pre-installed application on some of Samsung's future devices.  

When speaking with Microsoft's Kareem Choudhry, their Corporate VP for Cloud Gaming, The Verge confirmed that Microsoft were working with Samsung to optimise their devices for Project xCloud. Here's what he had to say. 
 
 

Having partners join us on our journey to delivering high-quality game streaming to players is of the utmost importance.

We’ve seen positive feedback from Project xCloud preview participants testing a range of Galaxy devices, and it will only get better as we continue to work closely with Samsung on refining the experience. It’s an exciting time to be working on Project xCloud, and we can’t wait to share more about our work with Samsung later this year.


Samsung has also revealed that Forza Street will soon be available for pre-registration on the Samsung Galaxy Store. Forza Street is also coming to iOS and the Google Play Store. 

Microsoft currently plans to launch Project xCloud sometime in 2020, bringing Xbox game streaming to a wide range of devices, expanding the Xbox ecosystem far beyond Xbox series hardware. 

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13-02-2020, 08:44:54

Greenback
have to wonder how stadia will fair once Xcloud comes out and with nvidia now,Quote

13-02-2020, 08:58:51

WYP
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
have to wonder how stadia will fair once Xcloud comes out and with nvidia now,
Badly, both Nvidia and Microsoft have less of a content problem. Stadia still needs to get access to a larger games library.

Another factor is that Google may have created stadia at the wrong time. A lot of people have guessed that Amazon is using a Vega series graphics card for Stadia, which is a little underpowered as we move into next-gen.

TBH, I think that Google has done a Wii U, created a console (well streamer, but you know what I mean) that beats current gen but is not ready to tackle next-gen. Yes, Amazon can upgrade its systems and have talked about multi-GPU, but both xCloud and Geforce Now are easier to develop for, as both will use pre-existing Xbox and PC versions of games.Quote

13-02-2020, 09:19:21

Greenback
I think another problem with Stadia is you need to rebuy the games, where as Xcloud and Nvidia you use your existing library, and if Microsoft keep their current pricing system and keep the games library growing I really can't see why anybody would go Stadia over Xcloud.Quote

13-02-2020, 10:47:38

hmmblah
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Badly, both Nvidia and Microsoft have less of a content problem. Stadia still needs to get access to a larger games library.

Another factor is that Amazon may have created stadia at the wrong time. A lot of people have guessed that Amazon is using a Vega series graphics card for Stadia, which is a little underpowered as we move into next-gen.

TBH, I think that Amazon has done a Wii U, created a console (well streamer, but you know what I mean) that beats current gen but is not ready to tackle next-gen. Yes, Amazon can upgrade its systems and have talked about multi-GPU, but both xCloud and Geforce Now are easier to develop for, as both will use pre-existing Xbox and PC versions of games.
Isn't Stadia by Google? It's not living in AWS, is it?Quote

13-02-2020, 11:15:22

WYP
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Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post
Isn't Stadia by Google? It's not living in AWS, is it?
Sorry, brain fart there. It is google.Quote
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