Microsoft is partnering with Samsung Electronics to allow gaming fans to play Xbox games directly on smart TVs without a console.
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Sony Group shares fell as much as 9.6% after Microsoft announced a $69-billion deal to acquire games publisher Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft’s pitch, as with its other large gaming deals, heavily leveraged gaming chief Phil Spencer’s decades-long industry experience.
Microsoft has confirmed that its mobile streaming videogame service, Project xCloud, will officially be launched on 15 September.
Microsoft is closing down Mixer, its live streaming service for games, and shifting users to Facebook Gaming, the technology giant’s Xbox division said on Monday.
Microsoft has said its next-generation Xbox console will be its “most powerful console ever”, with processing technology four times more powerful than the Xbox One.
The streaming of videogames will take many years to become mainstream or replace playing through a traditional console or PC, the head of Xbox has said.
Xbox has no current plans to develop a “streaming-only” games console, the company’s boss has said.
The head of Xbox has said the gaming giant wants to improve the “playability” of videogames with its next console.
Microsoft will start adding new videogames, including upcoming Halo and Gears of War, to a monthly subscription service it introduced last year in an effort to lure gamers from Sony and Nintendo. Starting with the 20 March