T-Mobile, Microsoft team up on game streaming

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) have announced a technical partnership to deliver the future of gaming in the US with Project xCloud, the company said.

The companies are working together to optimize the game streaming experience in the US and learn more about the way gamers play games on mobile devices by streaming popular Xbox console titles over LTE. The deal combines Microsoft´s expertise in cloud and gaming with the strength and reach of T-Mobile´s LTE network today and vision for broad and deep 5G in the future. The public preview of Project xCloud will enable consumers to experience Xbox games streaming over LTE to a smartphone or tablet.

Project xCloud is Microsoft´s game streaming technology that empowers gamers to play console-quality games anywhere they are, on the mobile and tablet devices they already own. Microsoft´s approach to game streaming combines nearly 40 years of gaming experience with resources and investments from across the company, including Azure´s cloud footprint and an array of content from Xbox Game Studios.

The technical partnership allows both companies to work together to better optimize the gaming experience for players in the US Supported by T-Mobile´s newest, most powerful LTE signal, 600 MHz, cloud gaming will let gamers experience console-quality games on their smartphones and tablets from virtually anywhere they want to play. No signal goes farther or is more reliable.

Starting this month, Microsoft will invite a limited number of players into the Project xCloud public preview to stream popular Xbox titles over T-Mobile´s advanced LTE network to their smartphones and tablets. Starting with Android, the preview will include Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Sea of Thieves and Killer Instinct with more titles and devices coming over time. Microsoft will combine its expertise in gaming with the reach of T-Mobile´s advanced nationwide LTE network and extensive experience in streaming services to leverage learnings from the US Project xCloud preview and ensure they are delivering the best game streaming experience to customers.

As America´s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through product and service innovation. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com.