xCloud, launched in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on console and Android, has recently also landed on Windows PC and iOS platform.
The service set up by Microsoft allows you to play the various titles by running them in the cloud and thus reproducing them on your screen, therefore not calculated directly from your PC or smartphone.
This is certainly a very special idea, whose use is destined to expand over the next few months.
Now, according to a leaked email following the Epic and Apple court case, a conversation between Phil Spencer of Xbox e Tim Sweeny at Epic Games.
In the letter, reported by The Verge, Spencer says he still has hope that Xbox’s Project xCloud streaming service may also arrive on other consoles.
It is also true that the conversation is dated August 7, 2020 and clearly suggests that Microsoft still had hopes of being able to bring their cloud streaming service to PlayStation e Nintendo, although the platforms were never mentioned.
It is unclear whether Spencer’s idea is still valid today, May 2021, although Microsoft still appears to be quite convinced that streaming via the cloud can work in the hands of as many players as possible.
The big question now is only one: Will Sony allow xCloud to be used on PlayStation?
At the moment, the Japanese giant hasn’t shown any interest in bringing PlayStation Now to Xbox, so it’s very unlikely that the reverse will happen (at least in the short term).
A patent registered by Sony to erase the lag would in fact suggest that PS Now is ready to respond to xCloud, although to date there are still no official confirmations in this regard.
We also remember that during the dispute in court between Epic and Apple, an interesting detail also emerged on the management of cross-play on Fortnite at PlayStation.
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