Microsoft's Upcoming Project xCloud Can Stream More Than 3500 Games

VP Kareem Choudry also reveals more details about the streaming service in an Xbox Wire newsfeed.
The xCloud can technically stream more than 3500 titles, which is more than enough for three generations' worth of Xbox games.
The xCloud can technically stream more than 3500 titles, which is more than enough for three generations' worth of Xbox games. Microsoft

With E3 just around the corner, and the next generation of consoles looming ever closer, Microsoft and Xbox are getting ready to once again try and prove their dominance in the console market.

This dominance, which was not so much pronounced this generation, will probably be felt more in the next one, if the information released by VP Kareem Choudry through the Xbox Wire newsfeed holds up. In it, Choudry goes in-depth with Microsoft’s next big thing in addition to the next-gen Xbox: its very own game streaming platform, Project xCloud.

“Our vision for Xbox is that you can play the games you want, with the people you want, on the devices you want,” Choudry stated in the post. “Project xCloud brings us closer to fully realizing that vision.”

Project xCloud is currently being alpha tested by some of the employees at Microsoft, meaning that an impending official announcement is closer than we think. Going back to the massive NeoGAF leak that debuted last week, user Braldyr mentioned that the formal announcement for xCloud will be at E3, with Microsoft also looking to start public beta testing for interested users.

Project xCloud is just the latest in a string of Microsoft’s endeavors to provide games to people across all manners of wheres and whens. “From the beginning, our aim has been seamless compatibility,” Choudry added. “We want to make it as easy as possible for developers to make their games available to all gamers with support for existing games, those currently in development, and future games.” True enough, Microsoft has started to deliver on those promises, with the recent release of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.

The primary goal of the xCloud, according Choudry, is to allow developers on the console to scale their existing titles across devices without further need for additional development, maintenance or updates. He boasts that Project xCloud, at launch, will have the “technical capability to stream more than 3,500 games, without any changes or modifications required by a developer.” The backward compatibility of the Xbox One has certainly been one of its biggest selling points, as the console can play both the original Xbox’s and Xbox 360’s select titles.

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