Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Microsoft working on video game streaming service

Microsoft working on video game streaming service

In an investment call this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO John Kodera mentioned the PS4 is "finally entering the final phase of its console life cycle".

San Francisco: Microsoft has said it is working on a new Cloud gaming service as it showcased its commitment to invest in gaming and announced studio acquisitions, tons of new games and new Xbox consoles. Impressed by their skills, Microsoft has taken this company under their own wings. Microsoft has made lots of noise about backward compatibility throughout the Xbox One's life cycle and we don't expect this to change with the device's replacement.

"I think we're able to accelerate that and get us there sooner which is great", he added. We didn't get many details on the game, but we do know it will include Master Chief, which means we're already sold.

VisitScotland said at the time that the move would boost tourism to Skye, and was the first time a video game "world" had been twinned with a real place. The 2018 Xbox showcase was a blistering 90 minutes of exciting and diverse games, offering everything from the usual Microsoft fare (new Halo, Gears and Forza) to Japanese titles (Devil May Cry 5, Sekrio) to genuine surprises (Battletoads, Cyberpunk 2077). Numerous 2016 reveals that aren't out yet (either through delay or design) are now largely targeting next year. Here are the big winners and losers of this year's show.

Nvidia is also trying to stream games to PCs.

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?
Microsoft and EA to bring console-level gaming to mobile with new streaming services

"We Happy Few", the brilliant game created by Compulsion Games is releasing on Aug 10, 2018.

The popular opinion trends towards companies getting out of the way of Rockstar Games' 800-pound gorilla, "Red Dead Redemption 2", coming October 26. As we were excited about the future of the Halo franchise and how it is shaping up powered by a new engine, we now find out that this is not the game itself we were seeing. And, while Todd describes Starfield as "in production", the Elder Scrolls is "in pre-production". – Is also expected to be backwards compatible with games now running on Xbox One.

Microsoft appears to have all but conceded the current generation of game consoles to the PlayStation 4 after it confirmed that the Xbox One's replacement is already under development.

Microsoft had a whole bunch of new announcements at E3 2018 regarding the various games it plans on launching this year and the next.

And at this point I've really touched on the games. The best way to reach as many players as possible is to let consumers play and stream games on any device they want, whether it's on a phone or a new Xbox console. Then there was all the talks of games as a service. With dynamic and adaptive gameplay such as Dying Light 2 and Forza Horizon 4, gamers will be in for a serious treat with the titles coming out in the next coming year. If this happens, Microsoft will nearly certainly debut a new console within a year of Sony's reveal.

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