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Microsoft demonstrates Halo 4 streaming from the cloud to Windows and Windows Phones

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Microsoft is building its own cloud gaming service. Company officials demonstrated a prototype of the service during an internal company meeting today. Sources familiar with the meeting revealed to The Verge that Microsoft demonstrated Halo 4 running on a Windows Phone and PC, both streaming the game from the cloud. We're told that the concept service runs smoothly on both devices, and that Microsoft has managed to reduce the latency on a Lumia 520 to just 45ms.

We understand that Microsoft is building the service as a way to stream games to its Windows devices. Microsoft's demonstration included a Windows Phone with a Xbox controller attached through an accessory, and a low-end hybrid PC. Microsoft has not yet branded the cloud games service, and officials stressed it was simply prototype at this stage. It appears to be an answer to Sony's acquisition of Gaikai's streaming technology that the company plans to use for PS3 and PS4 game streaming sometime in 2014.

Hints at cloud backwards compatibility for Xbox One

Microsoft has been gradually building a cloud service for Xbox One games, but the company also hinted that it may be able to stream older games to provide backwards compatibility. Microsoft's senior director of Xbox, Albert Penello, said "it could be more complicated things like rendering full games like a Gaikai and delivering it to the box," in a recent interview with Gamespot. "We just have to figure out how, over time, how much does that cost to deliver, how good is the experience."

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/26/4774418/microsoft-demonstrates-halo-4-streaming-from-the-cloud-to-windows-and



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Holy SHIT! That would be awesome. I plan to get the Nokia Phablet phone in December. Let's play the real Halo on my PHONE!!!

landguy1 said:
Holy SHIT! That would be awesome. I plan to get the Nokia Phablet phone in December. Let's play the real Halo on my PHONE!!!


On a Nokia 520 ffs.... hardly a powerhouse.

I like the idea of a peripheral to allow a contoller for tablets and even for phones.  Hopefully by the time I replace my 920 toward the end of 2014 this will be ready to launch.

Pick up a surface or a nokia phablet and away you go. REAL console gaming on the go.

Couple this streaming with the inevitable marrying of the windows phone and windows 8 stores and you have an awful lot of content to go at.



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I don't like this idea of backwards compatibility via "The Cloud". Cool they got a Halo 4 demo up and running though.

darkknightkryta said:
I don't like this idea of backwards compatibility via "The Cloud". Cool they got a Halo 4 demo up and running though.


why?

it aint gonna happen any other way for either PS4 or ONE.



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kowenicki said:
landguy1 said:
Holy SHIT! That would be awesome. I plan to get the Nokia Phablet phone in December. Let's play the real Halo on my PHONE!!!


On a Nokia 520 ffs.... hardly a powerhouse.

I like the idea of a peripheral to allow a contoller for tablets and even for phones.  Hopefully by the time I replace my 920 toward the end of 2014 this will be ready to launch.

Pick up a surface or a nokia phablet and away you go. REAL console gaming on the go.

Couple this streaming with the inevitable marrying of the windows phone and windows 8 stores and you have an awful lot of content to go at.

Just need to release the bluetooth 360/XB1 controller to work with the tablets and phones.  That would be awesome.  I have a Surface pro now and it would work great on that.  Too bad this won't come out til late next year.



Cool let's hope we see it sooner rather than later though

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I wonder what you mean by "This is how you do it........." hmmm

PSP Lifetime more than PSV+3DS Lifetime.

'This is how you do it'

so.. Just look at what Sony are doing with PS3 games and do the same?.. right

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Be cool if it worked on Android and ios...and would be smart for the company...they really should sick to software

Talal said:
I will permaban myself if the game releases in 2014.

in reference to KH3 release date