Microsoft has finally unveiled their long-rumored game streaming aspirations with Project xCloud. The game streaming service aims to bring console-quality gaming to pretty much every platform, without the need of buying the actual console. Public trial tests will start as early as next year.
Playing games via the Cloud is a pretty old idea by now. Start-ups like Gaikai and OnLive promised the futuristic way to play games almost ten years ago but couldn’t achieve their lofty goals. Whether it was limited funding or the technical infrastructure just not being good enough at the time, neither of them really took off.
While OnLive went bankrupt, Gaikai was [...]