The three-day event, held at London’s Copper Box Arena and running from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon, allowed Xbox fans the chance to play the latest titles from Microsoft.
Microsoft’s X019 event in London entered its third day on Saturday, with fans across the country and beyond receiving a sneak peak into unreleased games and technologies under development.
Proceeds from X019 ticket sales would go to Special Effect, an Oxfordshire-based charity aimed at helping disabled persons with therapy with video games and other hand-eye coordination projects.
Project xCloud: Gaming On The Go
Attendees were allowed to test-run Microsoft’s premiere cloud-based service, xCloud, which allows users to stream games from any mobile device using a controller and mobile connector, and features over 50 games on the Xbox Game Pass library from developers such as 343 Industries, Rare, Obsidian and others.
Project xCloud is being run in its beta phase in the UK as well as US and South Korea, but plans to expand further to Canada, Japan, India and Western Europe by 2020.
The xCloud platform runs on Android devices as well as Windows 10 PCs using a console DUALSHOCK 4 controller and Razer game pads, Microsoft said.
Kareem Choudhry, Vice-President of cloud gaming at Microsoft, said that his company has noted “a trend that music and video have transcended the device they’re on”.