Xbox One game streaming goes live in October

Eric Abent - Jun 9, 2019, 5:29pm CDT
Xbox One game streaming goes live in October

While we were hoping for some significant news on Project xCloud during Microsoft’s E3 2019 show, we sadly didn’t learn very much. However, that doesn’t mean that the topic of game streaming was left untouched entirely, with Microsoft announcing a new streaming feature that will soon be coming to Xbox One. Beginning later this year, you’ll be able to stream games from your console to your mobile device.

This, essentially, is Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s Remote Play, which has been a pretty popular feature on PlayStation 4. Microsoft, for the moment, hasn’t confirmed any of the mobile devices Xbox One game streaming will be compatible with, but we imagine that the list will be pretty short at the start.

That’s because game streaming isn’t getting a full launch when it arrives in October. Instead, it’ll first launch in preview, giving players an early look at the service before rolling out to all Xbox One players at some point later down the road.

Microsoft says that Xbox One owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library or Xbox Game Pass titles to a mobile device using game streaming, so you’ll be able to take your console games with you on the go. Beyond that, details are slim, so we’ll keep an eye out for more.

Though we didn’t get a launch date or pricing details for Project xCloud, things seem to be moving along pretty well on that front too. Microsoft will be allowing E3 2019 attendees to stream Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to smartphones and tablets through Project xCloud, so though those of us at home will have to sit this one out, it seems that Microsoft is indeed getting closer to its goal of platform-agnostic game streaming. We’ll have more information as it’s available, so stay tuned for that.

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