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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Full stream ahead?

Latest episode available to download now, discussing Microsoft's Project xCloud and other games firms' streaming ambitions

In the wake of Microsoft's Project xCloud announcement, James, Matt and Brendan ponder the possibilities for game streaming on the latest GamesIndustry.biz Podcast.

While undoubtedly a disruptive force in the games industry, what role will the technology play in Xbox's future - or that of video games in general?

We discuss the hurdles that Microsoft - or any would-be streaming service provider - need to overcome to appease consumers and deliver the convenience the public has come to expect from Spotify and Netflix. Plus, we consider the implications for studios - will this lead to the rise of exclusive titles built specifically for streaming, or is it a threat to developers?

While Microsoft naturally dominates the conversation, we also touch on EA's streaming ambitions, Google's Project Stream, Nintendo's experiments with streaming Switch titles in Japan, and more.

You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

All our previous episodes can be found here.

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