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Phil Spencer: Cloud Gaming on Phone Isn't Same Experience as Running Games on Xbox One X

Phil Spencer: Cloud Gaming on Phone Isn't Same Experience as Running Games on Xbox One X - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 August 2019 / 782 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview with GameSpot discussed Microsoft's cloud gaming service, xCloud, and how it will be used to allow gamers to take their Xbox experience with them. He says cloud gaming on the phone won't be the same as running the games on an Xbox One X. 

"Going back to our transparency, there's a truth that I think is always important for us to talk about with our customers," said Spencer. "In xCloud, we are building a convenience capability to allow you to take your Xbox experience with you. Meaning, that's why we focus on the phone, and the experience is not the same as running the games on an Xbox One X. I'm not going to say that it's an 8k 120 hertz thing. That's not what we're doing. We're going to bring convenience and choice to you on your phone.

"You can jump in a party, we can voice chat. Everything works the same as it does when I'm sitting with my console from a community and content perspective but you're running it from a cloud, which is going to feel different."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

Ganoncrotch (on 14 August 2019)

Sounds pretty cool that they're giving gamers a reminder that as of right now at least, cloud gaming isn't going to replace your graphics card inside the PC or your console sat next to you. Really key for a company who are moving into the cloud and Scarlet to let people know there is a reason both exists.


VAMatt (6 days ago)

It is very important that everyone set expectations for cloud gaming at a reasonable level. They should under promise and over deliver, rather than the other way around.


GoldenHand80 (6 days ago)

Phil spencer: wait until E3 2020 and we will show you how cloud gaming isn't going to replace phone gaming