“Cloud specific things” on its way to Xbox, says MS exec

Monday, 14 November 2011 15:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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The cloud is on its way to Xbox, according to Microsoft exec Brian Prince.

“You will be seeing things in the Xbox platform that’s cloud-specific,” said Prince, speaking at GDC China, as caught by Gamasutra.

“I’m already doing it, it’s really exciting, but I can’t tell you about it or else I’ll get fired.”

Microsoft’s already promised cloud-based saves as part of the next Dashboard update, but Prince comments sound like it’l be going a lot further than that.

He also touched upon currently-existing cloud gaming platforms, OnLive and Gaikai.

“These are really gaming platforms as a service. There are some limitations here, but I really do think this is the distant future of gaming in the cloud.”

More details of his talk can be found at the link.

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