xCloud streaming reportedly bests Google Stadia in early latency test

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Project xCloud may have almost the same input lag as playing at home.

What you need to know

  • “Project xCloud” is Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming service.
  • At E3 2019, everyone could test it out by streaming a game 400 miles away.
  • An analysis says xCloud only exhibited 67 ms of input lag which is almost the same as playing on an Xbox One.
  • March’s Stadia analysis saw 166 ms of input lag.

At E3 2019, Microsoft is giving gamers the chance to try out “Project xCloud,” its game streaming service that competes with Google Stadia. The server is located 400 miles away, but you can access games like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians – both of which run at 60 frames per second (FPS) – on an Android phone connected to a controller.

Source: Windows

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