Microsoft Is Working On Streaming Xbox Games To Your Browser: Report

Streaming games over the internet has yet to massively take off, especially here in Australia where such a service would unusable without local servers. If reports are to believed, that hasn't stopped Microsoft from plugging away at its own browser-based technology, which would allow users to play Xbox games on their PC (or other browser-equipped device). Say what?

This post was originally published on Kotaku Australia.

Based on information provided by a source, Neowin's Brad Sams writes that Microsoft has Xbox 360 and One titles running "right around 60fps" and that the service could debut in the "not-to-distant future", given its level of progress.

It's also not locked into Internet Explorer, with the tech apparently operating fine through Chrome.

Microsoft clearly has the resources to make this happen — just look at its Azure cloud business — but I'm not sure if PC gamers will accept streamed console games over native titles and proper ports.

[Neowin]


Comments

    Without local servers? Try simply impossible on our crappy internet.

    I would be happy if they just allow it to stream over your local network. Would be awesome to be able to to stream my games to the PC in my room so the TV can still be used.

      that would be fantastic, ive been using steam in home streaming and the vita for my ps4.
      i doubt this would work with the xbone though as the extra resources required would make the games suffer.
      this is being done with some pretty powerful servers at the moment, not actual xbox units
      or at least not actual xbox units without a cloud server and fast internet to back them up

      Last edited 16/09/14 5:18 pm

    I think it would work, streaming doesn't have a major impact if done correctly and the xbox has a couple of idle CPU cores when games are running (as does the PS4), this is how they can do additional tasks like this. They both already stream over Twitch without issue.

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