Google has picked up and is accelerating the game streaming revolution with Stadia, an ambitious service that promises to run any game on any 4K and 60fps device with plans to hit 8K streams. Stadia will air in November.
Microsoft is taking things slower. He pushed very hard at the beginning of this generation of consoles and put them back, helping the PlayStation 4 outclass the Xbox One by a factor of two. Today, Microsoft is purposely testing its own streaming service, xCloud, starting with a beta of the local component, console-streaming, in October.
Now players may be ready for streaming, but the infrastructure is still healing.
"We will not go in and try to convince people to stop doing what they were doing before and adopt streaming today as the only way they should play," said Phil Spencer, director of Xbox, to Engadget after leaving the stage. E3. There he introduced Project Scarlett, the upcoming Xbox console, scheduled for launch at the end of the year in 2020. Scarlett will support 8K (although there are no games currently), 120fps, SSD storage and real-time ray tracing, a clip of coming generation.
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