Last year, Microsoft’s Project xCloud launched a preview of its ambitious game streaming service which aims to deliver games to any screen — console, PC or mobile. The service, however, has only been available on Android for mobile users until now. Today, that changes as Microsoft is bringing the Project xCloud preview to iOS devices by way of Apple’s TestFlight program.
Microsoft had been testing xCloud on iOS internally but had yet to open it up to the public. Unfortunately, the iOS test will be limited. As is standard with Apple’s TestFlight platform, the new build will be limited to only 10,000 testers.
That’s not likely to be enough places to meet demand, Microsoft admits and says first-come, first-serve invites will be distributed. To get around the restriction, Microsoft is preparing to boot out some early testers during the public beta to make room for new testers.
“Those who are accepted into the iOS TestFlight preview may not necessarily participate for the full duration of the preview,” the company explains via a blog post. “As noted earlier, there are limited spaces available, so for testing purposes, we may need to cycle through registrants in order to best utilize the available testing audience. This also means that even if you miss out on the initial allocation, you might receive an invitation to participate later in the preview,” it says.
The iOS preview will also be limited to only one game: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” In addition, this particular test won’t include the preview of Xbox Console Streaming as the Android test currently does.
To qualify, testers will need a Microsoft account associated with their Xbox Gamertag; an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.0 or higher and Bluetooth v. 4.0; a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller; access to Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection that supports 10 Mbps-down bandwidth; and, optionally, a third-party controller mount for phone-based games (like this one).
The move to bring console-quality games to smartphones marks a change in the gaming strategy for Microsoft. The company understands that it can only sell so many consoles, for starters, but mobile phones are everywhere. Furthermore, people today want to play games on any available device – not just the big home TV screen. And for some users, mobile is their only screen.
Meanwhile, cross-platform gaming is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to titles like Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, PUBG and others, which proved that mobile experiences can match consoles.
Microsoft’s Project xCloud aims to make it easier for developers to build games that work everywhere. This is no small task, as it required Microsoft to architect a new customizable blade that hosts the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles, as well as the associated infrastructure needed to support it. It also needs to ensure the technology can deliver games at console speeds with low latency, so mobile users don’t feel like they’re getting a second-rate experience.
Instructions on how to access the TestFlight here.
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Ever since 1980’s Researchers have been working on inventing Quantum computers. And back in 2015, Google has claimed that they actually developed a quantum computer — the D-Wave 2X — that actually works. I was hardly surprised as I heard the news. With all the innovations and growth in the technology sector, it is possible like anything. So, my point here is of the viable influence of Quantum computers over AI.
If you ask some about the current trend in the Digital world, there is merely one term they could come up with, Data. And it’s true as daylight. We generate a gigantic amount of data every day, around 2.5 exabytes approximately. This figure is parallel to 250,000 libraries of congress or the contents of 5 million laptops. Each and every minute we fill up the data banks with our tweets, likes, images, documents and so much more. And, the traditional computers are struggling to cope up with the flow of the data just keeps growing. We practically are at the edge. This is why because the technology giants like Google, IBM and Microsoft are investing massively in Quantum Technology.
Recent news reports from reliable sources say that Microsoft has already doubled their investment in Quantum Computing. They seem to be much serious about the upcoming revolution I guess. They have made four major appoints as an added effort to create a “Scalable Quantum Computer”. Leo Kouwenhoven, professor in Applied Physics with a specialization in Quantum NanoScience is the head of the process. Other key appointments include Charles Marcus, Matthias Troyer, and David Reilly. The aim behind this venture is to develop few dependable tools that even scientists with zero quantum background can use to solve some of the world’s scariest problems. Sounds pretty innovative isn’t it? Well, let’s have few words about what makes Quantum computers so admirable?
Quick To Solve Complex Issues
Can you imagine what will happen when someone succeeded in producing one viable Quantum Computer? It probably will solve every complex solution with in seconds which our traditional computers may take years to calculate. As I mentioned above Google has already claimed that they own Quantum Computer. And they say that this one is 100 million times faster any of the today’s computers. It may seem somewhat exaggerating but I see the light of progress through this proclamation. It will be eloquently beneficial if we can process the dates we generate and solve the complicated issues.
We are generating a hell lot of data every day. Do you think our systems can hold on long with their existing capabilities? No, for sure. This is why I am very curious and optimistic about Quantum Computing. It will solve every complex issue we facing now in few seconds. Even though Quantum computing has not evolved into its full potential, AI and machine learning will get benefitted as it advances. In fact, Quantum Computing Algorithms will help us enhance the existing possibilities in Machine Learning.
Capable To Optimize The Answers
The strength of Quantum Computing resides within its ability to sample the data and thereby optimizing every single problem we face. It may even allow us to determine the optimal treatment for any particular patient, all through data sampling. We are already experiencing the Big data ‘Boom’ and have already altered our system architectures accordingly. Yes, it is true that Big Data is the future, It is huge but so do the problems. Quantum computers are well processed to handle this chaos.
So, How Does A Quantum Computer Work?
How does Quantum Computers work?
I have recently heard about this from Mr. Peter Shor. According to Mr shor, this essentially is a physics experiment. Rather than bits, A quantum Computer relies on qubits that can either mean zero or one or superposition of zeros and ones. And they can be intertwined as well: the way it works is as follows, you take the number you want to be factored and you can turn using number 3. As the problem arises, use the Quantum Computer as a computational interferometer. It provides you with a pattern that tells you the spacing of grading, and you put the information via a computational interferometer which gives you the period. Shor explains.
The reason why Tech Giants are investing on Quantum Computing is about the power they provide businesses to make decisions, which in turn offers them with the global prominence.