During the Day 2 keynote of Samsung Developers Conference 2018, Sarah Bond, Head of Global Gaming Partnerships and Development, Xbox/Microsoft spoke about Project xCloud, Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming service. Microsoft is currently testing Project xCloud on devices (mobile phones, tablets) paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller through Bluetooth, and it is also playable using touch input. Microsoft is developing a new, game-specific touch input overlay that provides maximum response in a minimal footprint for players who don’t have an Xbox controller.
“Together we are going to create a future where the hundreds of millions of people who are holding a Samsung device are also holding the gateway to a high powered gaming experience,” said Sarah to thousands of game developers at SDC 2018.
Microsoft is planning to begin public trials of Project xCloud in 2019.