Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Samsung reveals Microsoft partnership for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Is and Microsoft’s Project xCloud a match made in heaven? Samsung seems to think so, having announced a gaming partnership with Microsoft’s Xbox Division. 

While Project xCloud wasn’t explicitly mentioned, Samsung’s David S. Park, highlighted Samsung’s 5G-enabled devices and Microsoft’s cloud-based gaming services, factors which point clearly in the direction of xCloud.

 

   
    This is just the beginning of our gaming partnership with Xbox. Both Samsung and Xbox share a vision for bringing great gaming experiences to mobile players around the world.

With our 5G-enabled portfolios and Microsoft’s rich history in gaming, we are working closely together to create a premium cloud-based game streaming experience. You’ll hear more about it later this year.

 
This announcement came after the reveal of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series of mobile devices, and from the sounds of it, Microsoft’s Xbox Project xCloud app may be a pre-installed application on some of Samsung’s future devices.  

When speaking with Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry, their Corporate VP for Cloud Gaming, The Verge confirmed that Microsoft were working with Samsung to optimise their devices for Project xCloud. Here’s what he had to say. 

 
 

Having partners join us on our journey to delivering high-quality game streaming to players is of the utmost importance.

We’ve seen positive feedback from Project xCloud preview participants testing a range of Galaxy devices, and it will only get better as we continue to work closely with Samsung on refining the experience. It’s an exciting time to be working on Project xCloud, and we can’t wait to share more about our work with Samsung later this year.

Samsung has also revealed that Forza Street will soon be available for pre-registration on the Samsung Galaxy Store. Forza Street is also coming to iOS and the Google Play Store. 

Microsoft currently plans to launch Project xCloud sometime in 2020, bringing Xbox game streaming to a wide range of devices, expanding the Xbox ecosystem far beyond Xbox series hardware. 

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