Testing Microsoft xCloud

Project xCloud

Initial impressions? Quite impressive considering what it’s doing, but not good enough yet to replace local gaming console/pc yet.

As somewhat expected, there is a delay between controller action and game response. Seems to be about 0.5-1.0 second delay. 🙁 Was even bigger on a older android tablet I have.

Looking around, it seems the host device is critical. I was testing mostly with a Motorola G5 Plus. Not the latest and greatest phone I admit but it was enough to show the potential if the delay can be sorted out. I would imagine if this was played on a PC this would be much better!

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Now if they can eventually get it down to running through something like a google chromecast or some sort of cheap streaming xCloud dongle that plugs into HDMI on your TV.

Not bad considering what it’s doing, but not good enough yet to replace local gaming console/pc yet.