In the same in-depth analysis on E3 that led him to indicate in Nintendo the best publisher of 2019 and in Google Stadia a platform that, presumably, at the launch will not be able to erode a substantial market share to the other platforms, Mat Piscatella focused on Project xCloud.
The careful examination of the Los Angeles conferences and the reaction received from the E3 public pushes the famous analyst of the NPD group to consider Project xCloud as one of the strengths of the future ecosystem of consoles and services related to Xbox One, Xbox Scarlett, PC Windows 10 and mobile systems.
While foreseeing that Microsoft’s in-game streaming system should not have a significant impact on the market during the last months of 2019, Piscatella explains that Project xCloud also seems to have all the credentials to become a fundamental element of the strategy that Microsoft will adapt to tow sales of Xbox hardware and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions in future years.
During the Los Angeles fair, the Redmond giant illustrated plans for the launch of Project xCloud: the cloud gaming platform will go into beta testing in October and will allow access to the library of games on Xbox One. About the price, Project xCloud will be free and paid depending on how it is used: users who already have an Xbox console, for example, should access video games in their catalog for free.