Microsoft has officially announced a plan called Xbox Everywhere, which is designed to allow people to play Xbox cloud games on as many devices as possible. In addition, the plan also intends to disconnect Xbox cloud games from Xbox games. This will allow people to play their own game libraries for free. For example, “Fortnite” was the first test case, but there are also rumors that Microsoft is developing a streaming service. To facilitate the use of cloud services for users.
VentureBeat user @Jeff Grubb has announced that the Xbox team is working directly with Samsung. Companies are working to develop an Xbox streaming application for the latest TVs. Of course, Samsung is currently the No. 1 TV maker in the world, so it seems that if Microsoft wants to persevere, Samsung, Sony and other platforms can not be avoided.
Grubb also claims that Microsoft is working on a streaming device. This could be a reel similar to some previous Roku devices – it lets you stream games and videos at the same time.
The official Microsoft statement for the Xbox Everywhere program
For the Xbox Everywhere program, here’s what Microsoft has to say
At Xbox, our mission is to focus on players and bring joy and connection to gaming. We want everyone in the world to be able to play the games they want with the people they want on their devices. We call it “Xbox Everywhere”.
Our goal is to make games accessible to as many people as possible and reach 3 billion players worldwide, so we invest heavily in cloud computing – both to serve players so they can play as they want and to creators to be able to reach new and growing audiences and develop, run and manage their games with the best cloud computing tools and services in their class.
We have also launched cloud gaming services in more places, such as Mexico, Japan, Australia and Brazil. In all these new countries, the gaming community was very enthusiastic, especially Brazil, which surprised us. In the first weeks, the percentage of gaming experience in the cloud was so high, the demand from the fans exceeded the capacity of our server that we had to quickly develop more material to meet the demand. The support we have seen in new countries, combined with the availability of more games on more devices, has led to encouraging results. In the coming months, you can expect cloud gaming to be released in more places – we look forward to sharing more information later.
According to Grubb, the Xbox streaming box and the Samsung app will be released sometime in the next 12 months. At this time, there is no official information about this. Keep a tab with us and we will let you know as soon as we receive any official information.