Microsoft Working on New Game Streaming Technology Codenamed Arcadia

By   /   Dec 16, 2014

Microsoft is said to be working on a new game streaming technology that will help the company place another solid foot in the future of cloud gaming.

According to a report by ZDNet, the new streaming technology is codenamed Arcadia and is based inside Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. The Arcadia team plans to replace the Rio game-streaming technology that Microsoft showcased back in September 2013.

The new technology is built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud and will allow users to streaming games and apps. The report suggests that Microsoft is also considering using Arcadia to stream Android apps and games on their Windows devices.

The existence of Arcadia is also backed by a new Microsoft job posting for a senior software engineer that mentions the Arcadia codename.

This is not the first time that we’ve heard Microsoft working on projects related to cloud gaming. In August Microsoft revealed work on Project DeLorean that enables lower latencies when gaming or streaming through the cloud.

In response Sony has also been at work in the area, with the company purchasing Gaikai for its streaming purposes for $380 million back in 2012.

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