January 28, 2022

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Microsoft is preparing a portable console to play Xbox cloud gaming

Xbox développerait une console dédiée à son service de cloud gaming.

According to new rumors, Microsoft is preparing an Xbox console to stream video games.

Many years have passed so far Microsoft Xbox Game Pass, developing its subscription video game service. Among the most significant changes, we can cite the evolution of the American company’s cloud gaming service. Available in more and more media, the Xbox Cloud Gaming Benchmark now for streaming games. According to a recent rumor, Microsoft is also planning to make a launch Xbox portable To win customers. The latter is based on the G3x Gen 1 platform recently provided by Qualcomm.

Portable Xbox to play in the cloud

Qualcomm came to do the show this week. The semiconductor manufacturer actually came up with a new high-end chip for smartphones: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, it did not stop there. The American company originally offered the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, A SoC for Android gaming platforms.

During the presentation of this chip, Qualcomm also came to unveil the “console” that would serve as a development kit for video game creators. Thanks to the latter, they can understand the power and technical features of the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 to optimize their games. An image also shows that this development kit takes the form of a portable console similar to the steam deck of a valve.

This is a portable console format, but due to its compatibility with the 5G network, it becomes an interesting tool for playing in the cloud. According to the site Windows Central, Microsoft is considering offering a “portable Xbox” based on the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1. The latter does not come to play in the power field, but comes to provide light and mobile support for playing its Xbox cloud gaming service. .. In fact, the latter requires only a 5G (or Wi-Fi) connection along with the application or browser to work. We now have to wait and see if the Redmond company will launch on portable consoles.

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