Microsoft cloud gaming division sets the stage for post-Xbox streaming

Microsoft cloud gaming division sets the stage for post-Xbox streaming

While these acquisitions have been taking place, Microsoft has been reshuffling its gaming teams as the company prepares to launch its own cloud gaming services.

Long term it's likely to tie into Microsoft's admission that console gaming generations are likely to become a thing of the past. With the introduction of FreeSync technology support for our Xbox One platform, AMD and Microsoft are bringing a critical gaming technology to a broader base of gamers. An example is from the traditional Xbox to the Xbox 360.

The companies are not talking about their next consoles let alone the next iterations being completely cloud-based but according to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the next Xbox and PlayStation will completely be cloud-based. Apart from that, the main goal they seem to be pushing for is their game streaming services. The company has been mysteriously acquiring gaming-related companies over the past few years.

If Choudhry and Gammill's names sound familiar, it's because they were two of the leads on Project Scorpio, which debuted as the Xbox One X in November.

With that in mind, Microsoft is expected to announce a special promotion during GDC next week that will give interested developers roughly $2,500 worth of PlayFab, Visual Studio App Center, and Azure services for free to, in the words of Gammill, "kind of kick the tires, and explore what developing on Microsoft services for games may look like in the cloud".

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The aim of Microsoft is to reach 2 billion gamers that are now present in the World as said by Choudhry. There have been no other reports of issues from other subscription services, including EA Access.

During an interview with The Verge, Choudhry talked a little more about Microsoft's new cloud gaming ambitions: "Phil really wanted a dedicated team focused exclusively on the gaming cloud".

So what Microsoft will create would be the "Netflix" for games. "This means broadening our approach to how we think about gaming end to end, about starting with games and how they're creating and distributed, and how they're played and viewed". Despite the challenge, Choudhry hints that Microsoft could achieve this by streaming games to devices. However, there are many other factors such as satisfying third parties in order to get them on board. With our cloud services, we want to deliver a first-class experience, regardless of platform. The problem is getting other gaming companies on board. "Guess is probably the wrong word, but we made a calculated argument that 4K TVs were going to be big about the time we thought we'd be ready to ship Xbox One X", he says.

"The new cloud services enable customers to digitally transform their businesses empowered by Microsoft's global network and the latest innovative services while meeting their compliance requirements to store customer data in Germany", said Sabine Bendiek, Area Vice President, Microsoft Germany.

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