Because many large video game publishers are working on different streaming solutions to deliver their games directly to users, regardless of whether they want to play it on a mobile device, their PC or console, it's easy to think that the future of gaming lies in the cloud. But even if Microsoft heavily invests in xCloud technology, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, thinks it will take a while before the technology is good enough to replace consoles. In an interview with LevelUp (via ResetEra), during the last Microsoft X018 event in Mexico City, the Xbox boss said the following:
"No. There are certain scenarios where a stream game is the best answer.On a console is the best scenario to download and play that game.If you are on a PC that is able to download that game and play, download and play that game. Not all devices can play the most demanding games that we see here in the show, so streaming is an option in that scenario, and there are some scenarios & # 39 s of such as instant start and trials where streaming on a device is possible might be interesting, but I think for years and years it is the best way to play a game to download and play that game. I think that streaming is a bit further in terms of the fact that it really is a game mass highlighted where everyone is doing it, and even further away before it is the best way to play that game, if it ever is.
It's about giving you a choice as a player, not about replacing what you do today. "
In short, according to Phil Spencer, the game in streaming will not completely replace the console experience, at least not in the near future, but it will only be an alternative offered to the player. What do you think of potential streaming AAA games on your mobile in the future?