During the presentation, Microsoft touted its growing cloud platform, which is now twice as large as its closest competitor (namely Amazon Web Services) and will continue to expand even further. With Project xCloud, players will be able to stream Xbox games on their phones, with native touch controls added to games originally only meant for controllers or keyboards. "The goal of Game Stack is to help you easily discover the tools and services you need to create and operate your game". While Microsoft is interested in bringing Xbox Live integration to PS4 games as well, Sony is not really welcoming of this. There are a lot of exciting possibilities here, and it won't be too long before developers actually start using Game Stack to make them a reality. Cloud gaming is already starting to make PC gaming more accessible, and combining something like PlayFab with Azure only increases cross-platform possibilities within Microsoft's gaming network. With the new addition of Xbox Live on iOS gives gamers better cross-platform play similar to the way Epic broke new ground by bringing cross-platform play to its hit game Fortnite.
"If you've watched us for the past few years, we've taken a very inclusive approach". The bundle combines services from Azure with other Microsoft products, including a heavily upgraded version of the PlayFab platform that the technology giant acquired a year ago.
Using Xbox Live will provide several benefits for game developers. But it has been in the console gaming business with its Xbox device since 2001 and had 64 million users for its XBox Live online gaming service.
The second is PlayFab Party, which was adapted from Xbox Party chat, but is also now available for all games and devices. Game Stack includes tools like Azure, PlayFab, DirectX, Visual Studio, App Center, Havok, and Xbox LIVE-all of which are used to create the software, games, and services that power the Xbox and Microsoft business.
Israel says Gaza rockets fired by mistake
Videos posted online by locals showed empty streets and captured the blare of "code red" sirens, used to warn of imminent attacks. It comes as the one-year anniversary of mass protests and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border fence approaches on March 30.