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Microsoft and Samsung team up for "cloud-based game streaming"

Date Type Companies involved Size
February 12th, 2020 partnership Microsoft
Samsung
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Microsoft and Samsung team up for "cloud-based game streaming"

Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to work on Xbox cloud streaming in games.

As reported by CNET, Samsung director of strategy David Park spoke about the deal on stage stating that it will involve a "premium cloud-based game streaming experience".

While no specific information was revealed surrounding the new partnership, it's fair to assume this will involve Microsoft's Project XCloud initiative, which is currently in beta. More details are expected to be revealed later this year.

Samsung also revealed two new phones at the Unpacked event: the Galaxy S20 and its next folding phone, the Galaxy Z Flip.

"Just the beginning"

"This is just the beginning of our gaming partnership with Xbox," said Park.

"Both Samsung and Xbox share a vision for bringing great gaming experiences to mobile players around the world. With our 5G-enabled portfolios and Microsoft’s rich history in gaming, we are working closely together to create a premium cloud-based game streaming experience. You’ll hear more about it later this year."

During the same announcement, upcoming mobile racer Forza Street was confirmed for Samsung Galaxy devices. Developers Turn10 Studios soft-launched the game in August last year on iOS and Android.


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Matthew Forde is the staff writer for PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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