Microsoft working on cloud-based game streaming service

Microsoft logoMicrosoft is allegedly experimenting with streaming apps and games to Windows machines. An internal team is said to be working on "Arcadia," a codenamed project which would let software to run from Microsoft's Azure cloud services rather than on a local machine, streaming the app or game to PC users with lower-than-average specifications.

Sources of ZDNet claim the service is being built by a streaming team within the Operating Systems Group, and effectively replaces a game-streaming technology called "Rio" the company demonstrated in September last year. Microsoft apparently considered the possibility of streaming Android apps and games from their cloud servers to Windows devices through the system, though this is said to have been put on the back burner for the moment.

The idea of streaming games from high-powered servers over the Internet has been done a few times before, to varying levels of success. OnLive was one of the first major attempts at the concept, and despite having financial issues, it is still in operation. Sony purchased the Gaikai platform, reworking it into the game streaming rental service PlayStation Now for the PlayStation 4. Though the rumor does point to it being primarily for Windows systems, it is possible for Microsoft to extend its functionality to its own game console, providing Xbox One users streaming gameplay or even allowing PC users to play their Xbox One games on the desktop.

Source: Electronista

Tags: computer games, Microsoft

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments