The streaming wars begin.
What you need to know
- “Project xCloud” is Microsoft’s game streaming solution which enters public trials in October.
- Google Stadia is its competitor which doesn’t offer a console or other dedicated hardware.
- Xbox head Phil Spencer says that Microsoft doesn’t want to force you to stream.
- He added that the company doesn’t want to tell you that playing your games offline is bad.
At E3 2019, Microsoft revealed a number of new games and hardware. However, a lot of gamers are curious about how the company plans on addressing the shift to game streaming. According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, it’s all about giving players choice. While he didn’t specifically mention Google Stadia, Spencer said that Microsoft doesn’t want to tell you that “the console you have today is bad” or that playing games “offline is bad.”