Microsoft: Cloud gaming is inevitable but years from mainstream

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With the planned 2019 launch of Project Xcloud, Microsoft isn’t ignoring the game industry’s current mania for streaming gaming. But in a recent interview, Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer tempered near-term expectations for the supposed streaming gaming “revolution” some are expecting.

“I think [streaming] is years away from being a mainstream way people play,” Spencer said. “And I mean years, like years and years.” Comparing the trend to Netflix’s now two-decade-old transition to streaming movies, Spencer said, “I think game streaming will get there faster than 20 years, but it’s not going to be two years. This is a technological change. While it seems like it happens overnight, it doesn’t.

[Source: arstechnica.com ]

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