Kareem Choudhry, head of gaming cloud at Microsoft gave us another sneak peek at Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud streaming service during today’s Inside Xbox episode. For a brief moment, the exec brought a Android phone connected to an Xbox One controller on stage, and Inside Xbox host Julia Hardy got the chance to play Forza Horizon 4 for a bit. The gameplay looked pretty fluid, staying true to the console-like gaming experience that Xbox head Phil Spencer promised back at E3 2018.
You can watch the full segment in the video below:
Play the games you want, on the devices you want, whenever you want. Project xCloud has big plans, and they're kicking off this year. #InsideXbox pic.twitter.com/kyoXSjDc4W
— Xbox (@Xbox) March 12, 2019
With Project xCloud, Microsoft will make it possible to play all existing Xbox games on any devices, including phones and tablets. On mobile devices, Microsoft is also creating a new touch interface so an Xbox controller won’t be necessary. Choudhry reiterated today that public trials for Project xCloud are coming later this year, and we hope to get more details at the Game Developers Conference next week, or at E3 in June.