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Microsoft to Support Netflix-Esque Video Game Streaming


By Luke Bellos, Editor, TMCnet | June 11, 2021

Tech powerhouse Microsoft (News - Alert) has announced the company is currently developing hardware that will support cloud-based video game streaming, similar to subscription services like Netflix.

With the new hardware, the company hopes to support the long-anticipated service of subscription-based gaming, where customers can pay a monthly fee for access to a selected library of titles with Xbox Game Pass. Though streaming has been available for TV and movies for over a decade, video games pose a bigger challenge due to the massive digital storage requirements and bandwidth required to run successfully.

Microsoft has cemented itself as a leader in the gaming space, with Xbox and Sony’s Playstation being the preferred at-home consoles for decades. Though still a dominant player, major competitors like Amazon and Google (News - Alert) are stepping into the arena, with the recent release of cloud-gaming platforms Stadia ...


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