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Microsoft streaming service codenamed Rio

Monday, 30th September 2013 22:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Further reports of Microsoft’s rumoured streaming games service have surfaced, suggesting it’s currently being called Rio.

A CNET report corroborates last week’s rumors that Microsoft demonstrated the fledgling product at an annual internal meeting.

Drawing on anonymous sources, the site said the service us codenamed Rio, having moved on from a previous title of Ridgeway,

Further reports quoted by CNET also made repeat mention of latency as low as 45ms, and that the streaming service may be used to make Xbox 360 games available on Xbox One.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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9 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    ‘Her name is Rio and she dances in the cloud!’

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Beta

    Beat me to it MG!

    #2 12 months ago
  3. taternuggets

    Wow… I had the same thought…. fantastic. lol

    #3 12 months ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @2,3

    :D

    #4 12 months ago
  5. ddtd

    Damn. I had thought the same thing too.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. pcbros

    “A CNET report corroborates last week’s rumors that Microsoft demonstrated the fledgling product at an annual internal meeting.”

    That rumor also stated the streaming service would allow gamers to stream games to their PC or mobile device (link). Sure hope that gets confirmed too.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. DSB

    Duran Durango, yo.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. antraxsuicide

    Sounds legit. It fits in with their naming convention of naming projects after Brazilian cities (e.g. Natal, Fortaleza, etc…)

    #8 12 months ago
  9. dariusroos

    Kinect codename was Natal, a city from Brazil.
    Rio also is a Brazilian city.

    #9 12 months ago

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