The Sams Report: To xCloud and Beyond

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On this edition of the Sams Report, the studio has officially moved, xCloud is here, and GamePass is moving Games.

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  • T182

    18 October, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    <p>is the new fancy xbox one controller going to work with the next gen Xbox Console?</p>

    • rossdelliott

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      18 October, 2019 - 3:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#481800">In reply to T182:</a></em></blockquote><p>That's the main thing that's holding me up seriously considering getting one. I don't want to blow US$180 only to have it be "obsolete" in a year…</p>

  • Vladimir Carli

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    18 October, 2019 - 9:09 pm

    <p>Regarding the issue of game pass and buying more games, the interpretation depends on the data being longitudinal or cross sectional and what is the comparison point. There are two possibilities:</p><p>1) longitudinal, data collected at two time points. People who register to gamepass Increase over time the number of games they are buying. This would hint to causality and imply that the registration to game pass actually stimulates the purchase of more games</p><p>2) the second cross sectional scenario would be that Xbox owners that registered to game pass buy more games in comparison with Xbox owners that did not register to game pass. This scenario does not suggest any causality. It probably means that game pass subscribers are, in general, more prone to spending money on games, regardless of through a gamapass subscription or buying the game directly. </p>

  • andrue_owner

    19 October, 2019 - 9:34 am

    <p>Agreed. And as I know xCloud will use Azure data centers’ hardware to render gaming experiences remotely, and the games will then be streamed to your device of choice. The only requirement is that you have a strong network connection so you will be able to play games at home, as well as while you are traveling. Each server blade has the internals of four Xbox One S systems, if the demonstration video and <a href="http://www.ebdigest.org&quot; target="_blank">pdf documents</a> Microsoft released is accurate. </p>

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