Google isn’t the only company getting ready to launch a game streaming service later this year. Microsoft has announced that it will launch a preview of its upcoming Project xCloud service in October, allowing users to stream over 3,500 games over the internet. Users will also be able to stream games from their own Xbox One to a mobile device, allowing you to use your phone to play console games.
For the first time, Microsoft has provided some details about the game console that will replace the Xbox One. It’s currently going by the codename Project Scarlett, and it’s on track to launch in time for the 2020 holiday season.
Here’s what we know about Project Scarlett so far:
- Custom processor based on AMD Zen 2 architecture and Radeon RDNA graphics
- GDDR6 memory
- SSD storage
- Support for 8K content, ray tracing, variable refresh rates, and low-latency input
DURING Microsoft’s E3 press event, the company also:
- Introduced an Xbox Elite Wirless Controller Series 2, coming in November for $180
- Launched Xbox Game Pass for PC, which lets PC gamers pay $10 per month (or $5/month promotional pricing for a limited time) for access to more than 100 titles.
- Introduced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes PC and console games for $15 per month.
- Announced plans to acquire Psychonauts game developer Double Fine and previewed Psychonauts 2, which is coming in 2020.
- Previewed 60 new games coming to Xbox.