As Steam and the Epic Games Store continue to battle for the PC digital marketplace, a new competition is brewing in the PC gaming space: Game streaming. Microsoft’s Project xCloud service will likely be a huge player in this new gaming frontier, but it will have no shortage of competitors, including Shadow. The game streaming service from French company Blade is already available today. Both services have the same general concept: The ability to play intensive, high-end games on low-powered hardware. They aren’t exactly the same, though, so we decided to take a detailed look at Microsoft xCloud vs. Shadow to help you decide between the two.
Microsoft xCloud and Shadow both offer versatility as far as where you can play your games. Microsoft xCloud is designed to complement an Xbox One or PC. But it could also replace the need for an Xbox console or high-end PC gaming rig if you’re willing to sacrifice some performance. As such, you will be able to use the service on an Xbox One, PC, or mobile device, including tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android). Microsoft’s Azure servers let users harness the power of the Cloud to play intensive games…