Microsoft will test xCloud gaming over 5G in Korea

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Microsoft is partnering up with SK Telecom to deliver its xCloud game streaming service over 5G in South Korea. The software giant is planning to start public previews of Project xCloud next month, and SK Telecom is now an “exclusive operating partner” of Microsoft’s cloud gaming service in Korea. 5G is a natural fit for services like xCloud, and once networks roll out worldwide with mmWave we should start to see some of the promises of latency reduction that will benefit cloud gaming services.

Some SK Telecom customers will be able to try out xCloud game streaming next month, over both LTE and 5G networks. Microsoft is currently focusing on trialing phone-based versions of xCloud in October, but the company has not yet revealed exact…

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