Crackdown 3 and Destiny 2 in the cloud.
During Inside Xbox, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed that Crackdown 3 and Destiny 2 are running on Microsoft’s Project xCloud, as he was the one playing them while traveling.
He talked about how he has his own private server to test out Project xCloud, which Larry Hryb jokingly called “Phil’s Server,” and is alpha testing it out in the wild in preparation for its launch with his phone and an Xbox controller.
Microsoft’s Project xCloud was announced last year and its goal is to bring Xbox titles, via streaming, to “any screen” while “empowering YOU, the gamers, to be at the center of your gaming experience.”
Microsoft has said it plans to begin public trials this year and hopefully these statements from Phil indicate things are progressing positively.
Spencer, in the past, has also said that he would love to bring Xbox Game Pass to as many devices as possible with xCloud, and recent Microsoft announcements have further strengthened their push towards a streaming future.
Also during Inside Xbox, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition which has no disc drive and is another step toward a digital future.
In addition, it revealed Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live for $14.99/month.
This Inside Xbox will be the last show until at least E3 when the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing takes place on June 9 at 1pm PT/4pm ET and will hopefully peel the curtain back on the rumored Xbox Scarlett.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who wants to play Destiny 2 and Crackdown 3 on xCloud. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.