Streaming will revolutionize mobile gaming in 2021 Project xCloud

Every year seems to be the year of Mobile Gaming, when some hot new game or phone tech will usher in a new era legitimizing playing games on smartphones. And yet, the biggest innovation of the year that could forever change Mobile Gaming is…an innovation for regular gaming: game streaming services.

The promise of streaming is simple: instead of playing locally, your game runs on a machine some distance away with footage streamed to you in real-time (with control inputs relayed back and forth). The device you stream it to doesn’t need to be powerful – heck, it doesn’t need much more than a display – and hence, it’s perfect for mobile streaming.