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Microsoft’s game streaming strategy might be announced at E3 2014

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In what is one of the most important announcements yet of 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed its plans to allow PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners to play previous generations of PlayStation games by streaming them online via its PlayStation Now service.

Soon to go into beta testing with a planned roll-out later this year, PlayStation Now will use Dave Perry’s Gaikai cloud computing technology to stream game data to users who wish to play older games from the enormous PlayStation library of titles not only on PS3 and PS4, but PS Vita, newer Bravia TVs and other internet-connected devices in the future.

What are Microsoft’s plans for game streaming?

Speaking with Engadget, Microsoft’s Marc Whitten was cagey on the details of if and when the company’s Xbox One would support game streaming in the future, but when asked the executive hinted that he’ll be ready to talk about ‘something’ at E3 2014 in June this year:

“This is not 100 percent,” Whitten began, “but my general strategy at E3 is to talk about things that are gonna’ happen from that E3 to the next E3. So, we are not yet to the next E3.”


Do you think Microsoft will be scrambling to provide game streaming functionality for Xbox One to let users play Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games on the new console?


Source: Engadget


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