Microsoft Running Tests on 1080p Streaming and Xbox Game Streaming Windows App

Not too long ago, game streaming was being looked upon as a futuristic concept that was difficult .....

Microsoft Running Tests on 1080p Streaming and Xbox Game Streaming Windows App

Not too long ago, game streaming was being looked upon as a futuristic concept that was difficult to implement and definitely, something that was not going to come alive in the near future. But, technology sometimes develops faster than we put together our thoughts. Game streaming is a reality today and has become quite popular with gamers and general users across the globe.

Many companies have jumped in to develop this concept further and have a piece of the pie. Though some companies have not really benefitted by investing in this space, the market is quite positive about the game streaming space more prevalent and profitable sooner than later.

Microsoft even has its own game streaming service. Earlier titled xCloud, the Microsoft-owned game streaming service is now known as Xbox Cloud Gaming. This game streaming service was lapped up by a large number of people but many of them also complained about the limitations it has. Microsoft is now working diligently towards getting rid of those limitations and introducing some improvements and new features that would make the process of using this service all the more enjoyable.

One of the first steps in that direction includes Microsoft developing a Windows-based app called Xbox Game Streaming. Apart from allowing the users to stream the games saved in their cloud account, it will also enable them to stream different kinds of games from the consoles owned by them. The Verge recently stumbled upon an unfinished and unreleased version of the app which does not have this feature yet.

This is not a very newly designed app. It was first showcased last year in its unrefined state. This implies that Microsoft is making good progress towards developing it and presenting it in its final form. It has been designed in a way to ensure that it pairs up well with ARM devices. What this essentially means is that by using this, you will be able to play games on devices like your tablet and laptop. This app will also have some high-utility features like touch support which will enable the user to play games without the help of a controller.

Another major improvement with this device is that it will offer 1080p streaming support. As of now, 720p is the highest resolution at which you can avail of the streaming service. While a 720p resolution is fine for a smaller-sized device like a smartphone or a tablet, this would not be enough while streaming games on a big TV screen.

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