A source told Neowin that the games would be accessible through players’ browsers, possibly around 60 FPS. Microsoft could facilitate the streaming service through the Xbox 360 dashboard in players’ browsers. However, Microsoft will have to face some licensing hurdles as the service could cut into the publishers’ PC games sales.
Recently, Microsoft has been working on a project called ‘Outatime’ to utilize cloud gaming through the popular games Doom 3 and Fable III. As many have speculated, this could allow Microsoft to compete with PlayStation Now.
I think this would be a fantastic idea on Microsoft’s part to be more inclusive for those of us who are, ahem, on the poorer side. Being that I am in my final year of college, I am no closer to being able to afford an Xbox One as I am a decent meal that doesn’t begin with “Kraft.” However, there are a myriad of Xbox games that I have been really wanting to try out, but have had no way to do so. I can see this path for Microsoft being a long and difficult one (streamin’ ain’t easy), but if they achieve it in the end I will be pouring money into those PC games when I can.
Audrey Lips is one of MONG’s Associate Writers and is currently balancing a Journalism major while secretly hoping to get her Hogwarts acceptance letter. You can follow her TMI posts on Twitter.