Microsoft And Samsung Are Partnering For Cloud Gaming

"An important step in our Project xCloud journey."


Microsoft appears to have another venue lined up for its cloud gaming plans. During its latest Unpacked event, the mobile company Samsung announced it is working with Microsoft on a "premium cloud-based game streaming experience."

GameSpot sister site Cnet reports that details on the service were scant, but Samsung also announced that Forza Street will be coming to Samsung Galaxy devices. The racing game released on Windows PCs last year.

In a statement to Cnet, Microsoft teased more details to come regarding the Samsung relationship.

"We believe players around the world should have access to great, high-quality games on the device of their choice," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "Working with partners like Samsung is an important step in our Project xCloud journey and will help make game streaming more accessible for gamers. We look forward to sharing more later this year."

Microsoft is currently testing its xCloud gaming platform, which aims to bring its library of games to multiple devices. The company appears bullish on cloud gaming as the future, even suggesting its chief competition will be from other web-based corporations like Google and Amazon. Ultimately the company seems to be aiming to bring the service to as many screens as it can, though a partnership with Samsung will certainly help it along.

The company has not yet detailed exactly how xCloud will work in conjunction with its upcoming console, Xbox Series X. That console is set to launch this year, and we expect to hear more details either before or at E3 2020.

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