Xbox’s xCloud streaming service reaches “takehome” milestone

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Microsoft’s Project xCloud, the under-development service which brings cloud streaming of Xbox games to phones and desktops, has reached the “takehome” milestone, as announced by Xbox head Phil Spencer on Twitter (via Thurrott).

The service has been in very limited testing under tightly controlled networks from within the company, however now employees working on the project can take their game streaming into the general public and at home. This will allow the development team to further test the product on the varying network conditions before the project is officially available in “public trials later this year” in the words of Spencer.

We’re expecting to hear a lot more about xCloud during E3 next month, and Brad Sams from Thurrott has pointed out that an in-home demonstration of the service could be shown off at the event. Is xCloud something you’d use more at home or on the go? Feel free to let us know in the comments.