The E3 2018 officially starts tomorrow at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, but as you must know, many conferences are held on the sidelines of the show. Back on the recent announcements of Microsoft during its conference Xbox ...
At the end of the 2018 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), we note that Microsoft has formalized a project to create a streaming platform for gamers. "The engineers assigned to our cloud infrastructure are building a game streaming network to open up the console gaming experience to all devices," reports The Verge of Phil Spencer, current Microsoft Studios executive. . The move follows the launch in March of a cloud division dedicated to video games within Microsoft. Based on previous developments, the platform relies on Microsoft Azure and will provide developers and publishers with the tools they need to create content for Xbox, but also for PCs and smartphones.

After the Xbox indeed, Microsoft sees the future of video games in the cloud. Moreover, at a major publisher of video games, we share this positioning of the American software giant. Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of Ubisoft believes that the future of the video game console is under threat. "I think we'll see a generation again, but there is a good chance that the hardware will gradually fade away. Over time, I think that streaming will become more accessible to many players and that it will no longer be necessary to own a big hardware at home. There will still be a generation of consoles and after that we will all be streaming, "he said in an interview with Variety.
At E3, Spencer did not go into detail regarding the date of availability of the service. However, we should see the first streaming content landing within 3 years, according to an interview he gave to Bloomberg in November 2017. Beware, announcements related to the all-cloud strategy of Microsoft do not mean that the software giant stops producing hardware dedicated to gaming. At the E3 indeed, Microsoft announced that new versions of the Xbox are in the making. The Xbox One X and the models that will succeed it will allow the firm of Redmond to prepare for this announced transition to the cloud. With its Netflix video game indeed, it will be possible that users of other consoles benefit from content originally dedicated to the Xbox, which will boost the software and services in which Microsoft has launched.

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