If you missed the news, Google has officially announced its game streaming service at GDC 2019 this week. Stadia is Google’s vision to bring gaming across devices via the power of the internet.
On the other hand, Microsoft is gearing up to even the odds. It’s working on a game streaming service currently known as Project xCloud and Microsoft is reportedly planning something big for this year’s E3. Thurrott.com got hold of an internal email which was sent out to employees at Microsoft by Phil Spencer.
With Google’s keynote at the center, Phil Spencer talked about how the announcement provides validation to Microsoft’s vision to bring game streaming to everyone. Spencer congratulated the team for the progress they have made and shared the plan to “go big” at E3.
Google went big today and we have a couple of months until E3 when we will go big.Phil Spencer – Executive Vice President of Gaming
We don’t know what these plans are but expect Project xCloud to be at Microsoft’s E3 2019 keynote in a significant way. We may finally know what Microsoft plans to call the service – unless Project xCloud is the actual name.
Microsoft shared a brief demo of Project xCloud in action recently during an episode of Inside Xbox. It showcased Forza Horizon 4 running on an Android phone paired with the Xbox controller. Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhary confirmed that trials for Project xCloud will begin this year. We’re guessing it begins shortly after E3.