Project xCloud

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  • robthehermit 15 Oct 2019 11:07:47 7,741 posts
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    The preview invites have started being sent out for this, anyone tried it yet?
  • WhoIsJohnGalt 15 Oct 2019 13:22:54 187 posts
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    oooh need to check my email, .... heres hoping. Super excited to give it a try.

    ..... Awww no invite yet :(

    Edited by WhoIsJohnGalt at 13:31:47 15-10-2019
  • Ror 15 Oct 2019 13:40:46 20,086 posts
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    Big fat nada for me so far. Come on Rodger Microsoft!
  • robthehermit 15 Oct 2019 15:13:08 7,741 posts
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    Well, it works.

    I played half an hour of Gears 5 on my phone earlier. I say played half an hour. I played for about 10 minutes and sat through 20 minutes of cutscenes. There was a lot of input lag and it did get a bit choppy in places but on the whole it works pretty well for what it is. 4 games to choose from currently, Gears 5, Halo 5, Sea of Thieves and Killer Instinct. Given my brief experience with Gears, Killer Instinct seems a bit ambitious as a demo title but I guess they reason that if they can get that playable then everything else should be easy. Worth a look if you get the chance, but obviously more of a novelty at the moment.
  • ChocNut 15 Oct 2019 15:27:36 2,471 posts
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    No invite :(
  • HarryB 16 Oct 2019 01:11:38 7,626 posts
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    Nothing yet
  • Rodney 16 Oct 2019 03:38:27 4,397 posts
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    I think they should have gone with a different name for this. Whenever I read about it I think of that aborted attempt to compete with PS4's performance advantage by using the "power of the cloud".

    I'm curious to see how this performs but I don't see how software can ever overcome the physcal latency issue.

    Edited by Rodney at 03:38:41 16-10-2019
  • KD 18 Oct 2019 01:37:47 2,722 posts
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    Had the email tonight, off to bed with a pad hooked up to my phone.
  • Ror 18 Oct 2019 02:36:03 20,086 posts
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    Yep, got an email this evening too. Will give it a go tomorrow.
  • WhoIsJohnGalt 18 Oct 2019 16:20:34 187 posts
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    Woo just checked and have my email too. Will be trying this out over the weekend on my oneplus. Killer instinct does seem a bit ambitious.
  • robthehermit 30 Oct 2019 12:48:23 7,741 posts
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    Console streaming has rolled out to the preview, you should now be able to stream any game installed on your Xbone (excluding BC titles).
  • ozthegweat 31 Oct 2019 13:07:20 2,500 posts
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    Any news on when console streaming will be available for iOS devices?
  • General_Martok 31 Oct 2019 14:27:00 1,232 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Console streaming has rolled out to the preview, you should now be able to stream any game installed on your Xbone (excluding BC titles).
    Isn't that only people on the xbox insider alpha rings?
  • KD 31 Oct 2019 14:35:17 2,722 posts
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    Yes you got to be level 5 in the insider app by jumping through hoops for a bit it seems, unless there is a way to apply direct.
  • Dazimus 31 Oct 2019 14:40:05 1,263 posts
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    Looking forward to this, just hoping they add iOS support before long. Until then OneCast does a decent job.
  • KD 5 Nov 2019 20:37:31 2,722 posts
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    https://twitter.com/xboxinsider/status/1191807431010947072

    Console streaming is now available to Delta ring insiders.
  • Toaster05 26 Nov 2019 12:52:01 2,317 posts
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    I tried xCloud yesterday and I was very sceptical going in but pleasantly surprised.

    Run's pretty well on my home broadband a few little hickups here and there while playing Forza Horizon but nothing major. Then I gave Mutant Year Zero a bash and that was flawless. I guess the take away for me dependant on the game genre mileage is going to vary.

    I've gone from hating on the idea to actually being fine with it. That said, I won't be replacing my home consoles any time soon thank you!
  • Ror 26 Nov 2019 13:04:00 20,086 posts
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    I played quite a lot of Shenmue II over console streaming last week, and it worked well enough for that. There's definitely some latency there (obvs), but it felt to me like playing on a TV with no game mode, and I adjusted quickly enough. Handy option to have if you can't get on the TV, or you're staying with your folks over Christmas or something.
  • Deleted user 26 November 2019 19:02:46
    Didn't realise I had an invite. Had a quick blast on ace combat 7 and it works well enough. Ordered a phone clip for the pad so will give it a proper whirl later this week.
  • Technoishmatt 26 Nov 2019 19:20:47 4,128 posts
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    Eek, what do i do to get an invite. Xmas at family is coming up.
  • Technoishmatt 26 Nov 2019 19:21:55 4,128 posts
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    @Addy__ also, how do I get your life? You play literally every single game. My game time generally has to be after hours after everybody else is asleep...
  • Deleted user 26 November 2019 19:23:59
    Technoishmatt wrote:
    @Addy__ also, how do I get your life? You play literally every single game. My game time generally has to be after hours after everybody else is asleep...
    That is exactly my life mate. I only get on around 10pm during the week and same at weekends. I'm often up with the autistic terrors from 2-6am most days so can sometimes get an hour in here and there. You most certainly don't want my life. It's a fucking emotional stress laden experience lol.

    Edited by Addy__ at 19:25:31 26-11-2019
  • Technoishmatt 26 Nov 2019 19:27:54 4,128 posts
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    Ah understood. I just have to deal with toddler unwillingness to sleep and wait until the wife is in bed to play.
  • barchetta 27 Nov 2019 00:00:03 2,411 posts
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    Not sure if it was my crummy Galaxt A10 or a patchy connection (xcloud via wifi) but experienced a fair bit of visual smearing though controller response was pretty good. Small fonts ain't helping either!

    Impressive though - will try some other stuff soon. Maybe something less twitchy or with more static backdrops.

    Actually maybe wifi was playing up. FAST.COM reported 16Mbps but after reboot that reads 38Mbps on the phone...
  • Spectral 27 Nov 2019 03:27:25 6,382 posts
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    Unusable on my Huawei P9. Seems the wifi on it goes to shit with any bluetooth device connected
  • robthehermit 27 Nov 2019 09:11:18 7,741 posts
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    Doesn't work for me either. Shitty Sky Hub with no 5ghz :(
  • Toaster05 27 Nov 2019 14:48:56 2,317 posts
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    I had problems getting it to run initially, but my solution was to start the stream with mobile data on then switched to WiFi.

    Worked like an (almost) charm after that.
  • Spectral 27 Nov 2019 15:10:14 6,382 posts
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    I have the Sky Router with 5Ghz and it is still unusable. I presumed it was because of the bluetooth but perhaps not. I can't try the mobile data as I don't really use my phone anywhere without wifi so don't have any kind of data plan.

    Shame they only seem to want it used on phones atm. It's not available on eithe rof my Android tablets.

    Edited by Spectral at 15:11:07 27-11-2019
  • OtterofJustice 27 Nov 2019 15:29:46 2,272 posts
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    Just got this as well, anyone got a phone holder that clips to the pad?
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