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Phil Spencer "Hasn't Given Up" on xCloud for Other Consoles



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 2 weeks ago '04        #1
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Phil Spencer "Hasn't Given Up" on xCloud for Other Consoles
 

 
More emails from the Epic vs Apple court case are trickling out along with plenty of high-level conversations between various CEOs. One email exchange between Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and Xbox president Phil Spencer reveals that Xbox's interest in bringing xCloud on other consoles is ongoing.
There was regular chatter that Xbox had ambitions to bring its services to systems that weren't, well, the Xbox. At its height, there were rumors the entire Xbox experience could come to the Nintendo Switch. Instead, some Xbox Live functionality exists on the Switch and xCloud is currently available on PC, Android, and iOS (through a slight workaround).

But according to an email between Spencer and Sweeney, Xbox is interested in getting its cloud streaming service to other consoles.

"At the highest levels of [Microsoft] we are committed to pushing on these policies and continuing to expand our console platform capabilities," Spencer writes. "You can chime in as you feel comfortable. But I did want to just let you know that I have your point on xCloud on other consoles (haven't given up), F2P outside of Gold (we will get there and I want to partner with you), and our Store entitlement ideas as items I'm going to review with you to make progress."

Microsoft's xCloud is a cloud streaming service where users can play console games on their phones or PC directly from the cloud with no need to download or install a title. This is a service that's included for subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is Xbox's popular service where users can download and install games from a library so long as they pay the monthly subscription cost.

While xCloud is exclusive to smartphones and PCs at this time, cloud streaming to consoles is possible and something PlayStation and Nintendo already do with PlayStation Now or Switch Cloud Streaming.

Getting xCloud on other consoles will be a hurdle and there are many financial deals needed to clear the way for it to happen. Especially since companies like PlayStation are hesitant to open their platform to external parties as seen in its conversations with Epic Games over cross-play. But xCloud on non-Xbox systems will help Microsoft expand its footprint beyond hardware and potentially help further its Game Pass service.

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 2 weeks ago '18        #2
NBA  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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What’s the difference between Xbox phone app and xcloud?

 2 weeks ago '05        #3
Micheal C. Will  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 NBA said
What’s the difference between Xbox phone app and xcloud?
One plays games on gamepass (Xcloud), the other one doesn't

 2 weeks ago '20        #4
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the only way xbox can avoid flopping two gens in a row is if phil manages to get the xcloud or GP on the PS


it'll render the xbox more useless than it already is, but its the only way they succeed
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 2 weeks ago '09        #5
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If they get xcloud or gamepass on Nintendo and PlayStation, wouldn’t be any reason for Xbox to make consoles anymore.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #6
Pleasure Boy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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So this is why uncle Phil is trying to do to the gaming industry... Basically buy up all available 3rd party studios to keep them from coming to other consoles and then strongarm those companies into getting Gamepass or Xcloud or whatever the fu*k they're selling... And you bi*ches on here think this sh*t is good for the gaming industry... This is why Sony told them to go fu*k themselves with that Gampass sh*t... fu*k Phil Spencer

 2 weeks ago '04        #7
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Makes sense. You'll make more money with the software than the hardware sales

 2 weeks ago '17        #8
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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I say this as an owner of one, the Series consoles are useless if you got money like me

Broke n*ggas slapping this, shocker


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 2 weeks ago '12        #9
Pleasure Boy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Fresh Beats said
Makes sense. You'll make more money with the software than the hardware sales
You're basically saying its ok for Microsoft to market a brand new console which they have no intention of selling in the future... And hoping that other consoles will do the heavy lifting for them... Phil can absolutely go fu*k himself

Jim Ryan said this sh*t wasn't sustainable and in the future he'll be right... The only people crazy about Gamepass are loyal Xbox supporters I said it before and I'll say it again... That was never Phil's target... He's trying to get new customers to subscribe to their service thats why they had all those $1 deals just to get new gamers into their eco system




Playstation is literally the most profitable division at Sony they'll never allow this sh*t on their consoles if Microsoft want to put their games on Playstation they'll have to become a 3rd party Dev and pay Sony that 30% for every unit they sell or keep that sh*t on Trashpass

But since they're a Trillion dollar company they shouldn't be begging brokeass companies like Sony to put their services on Playstation right
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 2 weeks ago '04        #10
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 Pleasure Boy said
You're basically saying its ok for Microsoft to market a brand new console which they have no intention of selling in the future... And hoping that other consoles will do the heavy lifting for them... Phil can absolutely go fu*k himself

Jim Ryan said this sh*t wasn't sustainable and in the future he'll be right... The only people crazy about Gamepass are loyal Xbox supporters I said it before and I'll say it again... That was never Phil's target... He's trying to get new customers to subscribe to their service thats why they had all those $1 deals just to get new gamers into their eco system




Playstation is literally the most profitable division at Sony they'll never allow this sh*t on their consoles if Microsoft want to put their games on Playstation they'll have to become a 3rd party Dev and pay Sony that 30% for every unit they sell or keep that sh*t on Trashpass

But since they're a Trillion dollar company they shouldn't be begging brokeass companies like Sony to put their services on Playstation right
They are giving it to people at a low price and hoping they continue to stay once they get use to having access to 100+ games a month. After that, you can raise the price to $20 a month. No need for a console after this generation if cloud processing does it better on any computer or tv that you own.

Building out their cloud services and banking on software is a better long term play than making consoles which typically cost them money for each unit. Especially if the competition will continue to make a similar console that you can put your software on. They would take that hit.

 2 weeks ago '12        #11
Pleasure Boy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Fresh Beats said
They are giving it to people at a low price and hoping they continue to stay once they get use to having access to 100+ games a month. After that, you can raise the price to $20 a month. No need for a console after this generation if cloud processing does it better on any computer or tv that you own.

Building out their cloud services and banking on software is a better long term play than making consoles which typically cost them money for each unit. Especially if the competition will continue to make a similar console that you can put your software on. They would take that hit.
Sometimes... Whats cheap is not always worth buying
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