Microsoft is developing a console dedicated to its own streaming service Project xCloud, according to a new rumor. This information comes from a reliable insider Brad Sams. Brad Sams previously leaked information about the Xbox Scarlett, Halo Infinite and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition before Microsoft officially announced them. According to the rumor, Microsoft is following the footsteps of Google Stadia. For those who don’t know, Google Stadia comes with a controller that connects directly to a router. Keeping that in mind, the purpose of Project xCloud console is apparently to offer a better gaming experience to gamers by connecting the box to the TV and to a wifi network in comparison to running games via a web browser. If true, the streaming box will also come in handy for those people who can’t afford Smart TV or money to buy a console. Furthermore, Project xCloud streaming box is designed to be moved easily, sounds like something similar to Chromecast if you ask me. … [Read more...] about Project xCloud Console Will Serve as The Entry Point to Next-Gen
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Google announced a new streaming platform for gaming during its GDC keynote today. Called Stadia, the new platform is cloud-based instead of being focused on a single, local console, which will also allow Google to try new things in the world of multiplayer gaming while also reportedly wiping out the threats of cheats and hacks. “When we designed Stadia, our goal was to solve many of the pain points that we had heard about from developers,” Google vice president Phil Harrison stated. “Particularly those related to multiplayer. In traditional platforms, the client and server are connect by the unpredictable internet, and therefore the multiplayer experience is limited by the client with the slowest or poorest internet connection.” Google can control every aspect of the online experience since the visuals are being processed on its machines and all the data is moving through its system. “What that means is a synchronized state across a very high volume of … [Read more...] about Google’s Stadia promises huge innovations for multiplayer gaming
Last month, Google began to send out invites to its keynote event at GDC 2019 (Game Developers Conference). While the invite was vague and designed to get people talking, popular speculation was that the event was for some major Google gaming project. Today, Google released a new teaser video for the GDC presentation that comes in at just 37 seconds long, with the video featuring zoomed out versions of what appears to be game worlds. One scene is of a tunnel at a sports stadium, another is in the wings of a music concert, and there’s a scene of a dank cave with lush vegetation. There’s also a scene with a race car hangar, a scene with a military plane, a scene with a dungeon full of glowing plants, a scene with some sort of warp gate for a spaceship, and a scene with a medieval arena. All of the scenes invoke different video game genres, from space exploration games like No Man’s Sky to titles like Destiny and Dragon Age.In the description of the video, Google … [Read more...] about Google Teases the ‘Future of Gaming’ in New Video
Last week, images of a Google controller reportedly released by the search engine giant made their way online. Rumors quickly surfaced that the controller had been announced by the company ahead of GDC 2019 and that it was evidence of an upcoming Google console. However, the images are actually mock-ups based on a patent filed by the company, not official images published by Google. The mock-up designs surfaced after a patent for the Google controller was made public. Though the patent was filed by Google, it’s still unknown whether or not the controller will ever actually see the light of day. Companies file patents for new technology all of the time, to ensure that their ideas are protected and cannot be lifted by revivals. As such, while the patent for the controller is interesting, it isn’t unusual and certainly isn’t concrete proof that the controller will be released. The image included in the patent can be viewed below: After the patent image … [Read more...] about No, the weird Google controller isn’t real
Not too long ago, Microsoft announced its own game subscription service called Xbox Game Pass, which works somewhat similarly to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s equivalent dubbed PlayStation Now, with the recent reveal leading many to speculate that the future of gaming will focus primarily on digital distribution. Now, it looks as if the American technology firm Google could be looking to throw its hat into the ring when it comes to the practice, as the company is rumored to be working on its own game streaming service under the code name “Yeti”. This bit of scuttlebutt comes from a recent report published by The Information, with the outlet suggesting that several “people with knowledge on the project” are reporting that Google is looking into its own subscription-based game streaming service. According to the report, “Yeti” is under development right now, with the company investing a large amount of time and effort into the project. … [Read more...] about Google to Create Its Own Game Streaming Service?