What is Game Streaming?

Today there are more games, more devices and more gamers playing them in new and interesting ways. Xbox Game streaming allows you to bring your console gaming experience to players wherever they are.

There are two ways that your players will be able to stream your game:

  • Project xCloud. Your game is running on an Xbox in an Azure data center. The player is connected to the closest data center and the game is played from there.
  • Console Streaming. Your game is running on the player's Home Xbox. The player connects directly to their home and the game is played from there.

While your game can be streamed with no changes, you may decide to make your game Cloud Aware. By using the Cloud Aware APIs you can make your game optimize the player's experience for the streaming environment.

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