Samsung, Microsoft To Work Together On Cloud-based Game Streaming

Posted: Feb 12 2020, 5:03am CST | by , in Technology News

Samsung, Microsoft to work together on cloud-based game streaming

Microsoft and Samsung brought Forza Street to smartphones for the very first time as part of the partnership.

Samsung has just announced that it will be teaming up with Microsoft to offer a premium, cloud-based game streaming service to Xbox users.

The announcement was revealed by David Park, head of Samsung Electronics America’s Mobile Channel Marketing, during the company’s Unpacked event yesterday, February 11.

David Park, head of Samsung Electronics America’s Mobile Channel Marketing

Photo courtesy: Samsung

“We are working closely together to create a premium, cloud-based game streaming experience,” Park said during the event.

The latest partnership builds on Samsung and Microsoft’s alliance that made PC-to-smartphone capability more seamless than ever.

Park said the two companies will be extending their collaboration to gaming with a new deal with Microsoft’s gaming brand Xbox. Xbox Games Studio is bringing Forza Street to smartphones for the very first time starting with Galaxy devices to mark the start of the new partnership.

“With 5G, the S20 takes gaming to a whole new level,” the executive said, adding that the entire Galaxy S20 lineup, which was unveiled during the Unpacked event, offers the best gaming experience via smartphone.

The S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra all pack a 120 Hz refresh rate for an uninterrupted, smooth gameplay, according to Park. The executive added that Samsung hs also doubled the touch response rate so users can play with less touch lag.

The Galaxy S20 phones come with up to 16GB of RAM and are powered by next-generation memory technology Samsung LPDDR5, making it possible to play without lags.

Park also highlighted the S20’s new dynamic AMOLED display, which he said, makes the smartphone more immersive than all the other Galaxy devices.

Following the announcement, Galaxy users can now pre-register to download Forza Street on their devices.

Park said further details about the Microsoft and Samsung’s cloud-based gaming project will be revealed soon.

Microsoft is already working on its upcoming cloud gaming service called Project xCloud to allow gamers to play Xbox games on their smartphones and tablets. With Project xCloud, Xbox players can stream from the cloud and play directly on their Android devices via the cloud.

Customers can now register for the beta testing of Project xCloud.

Watch Park's talk during the Unpacked event yesterday:

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