Microsoft, Xbox Hope to Pioneer Cloud-Based Gaming

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The Xbox One was released with the ambition of creating the "all in one" entertainment system. Microsoft released the console with different auxiliary features to help boost its appeal to consumers.

Now, Microsoft is looking to add to their gaming arsenal. The company has an ambition to pioneer cloud-based gaming. According to Neowin, the Washington-based company has developed a research project that enables gamers to play Xbox games in their Internet browser.

Neowin reported, "The Xbox 360 games offer up the full experience, including the dashboard running in the browser too.

So don't think this is some hacked together project, this is the real deal. The product, as it stands right now, has Xbox branding and works outside the walls of Microsoft."

This project, according to the Verge, has been a year in the making; an article from 2013 reported, "Microsoft is building its own cloud gaming service. Company officials demonstrated a prototype of the service during an internal meeting today."

And, while several products never pass the research phase, Winbeta speculated that this would be different, "In fact, there are a lot of cool Microsoft Research projects that never see production.

However, this tastes like something different. Microsoft has already seen some of their cloud technology in action, as well as rival Sony has started to launch their own streaming service."

The Verge went on to speculate that the cloud gaming service is an attempt to compete with Sony's acquisition of streaming technology.